On January 16, HUD Secretary Julian Castro announced the St. Louis based firm, Urban Strategies Inc., as the recipient of $500,000 in Choice Neighborhood grant funding. The funds from this grant will be used to transform an area just north of downtown St. Louis, known as the Near North Neighborhoods. HUD recently released summaries of each grantees projects online. To read each summary, click here. A summary of Urban Strategies’ project can be found on page 7