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HUD Gives Grants to 7Hills Homeless Center

The 7hills Homeless Center in Fayetteville received a $180,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announcing millions of dollars in federal grant money Thursday.

The 7hills Homeless Center in Fayetteville is one of four non-profits in the Natural State to receive a portion of that grant.

The $180,000 investment will directly support a branch of the 7hills program called DeNovo, which provides affordable housing options for individuals and families.

"Sometimes just giving people some hope means a lot. And when you give people dignity and you give people hope and you give them opportunities to improve their life. That makes a huge difference," said 7hills Director Michael Drager.

The program consists of 18 transitional and 24 permanent housing units integrated within the Northwest Arkansas community. The assistance lasts for up to 2 years, helping until individuals can regain financial independence.

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