St. Louis gets $29.5M HUD grant to revitalize neighborhood
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A $29.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will seek to revitalize an area of St. Louis just north of downtown.
HUD Secretary Julian Castro was in St. Louis Monday to announce that the city is a recipient of a grant through the "Choice Neighborhoods" program. The money will be used to improve public housing, fund social services and increase education, job training and employment opportunities in the city's Near North Side neighborhood.
The Choice Neighborhoods grant program began in 2010. More than 30 cities applied for this year's grants but just five were chosen: St. Louis, Denver, Boston, Louisville, Kentucky, and Camden, New Jersey. Combined, the grants are worth $132 million.