WHAT IS WOMEN BUILD?
Women come together from all walks of life to fundraise and build a Habitat home.
Women Build empowers women to learn construction skills, build homes, and build communities. Together we can address the problem of accessible housing in a concrete way, so families can achieve stability and independence.
EVERY WOMAN HAS THE POWER TO CHANGE THE WORLD
Women Build volunteers come together from all walks of life to build stronger, safer communities. Women can create significant change in their neighborhoods by volunteering and bringing attention to the fact that homeownership is a pathway to better financial futures, better education, better health, and a more cared-for, connected community.
WHY WOMAN BUILD MATTERS
Achieving housing stability is far more difficult for women to realize than for men in similar situations. Here are just three reasons why:
- Men earn more on average than women, resulting in access to higher credit, better loans and better quality homes and neighborhoods.
- Unequal caregiving responsibilities limit a woman’s ability to dedicate the necessary time to obtaining and maintaining consistent employment and decent housing.
- A home is typically the largest asset a family will have and its equity increases a family’s wealth over time.
Want to get involved?
Women Build Homes committee meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm at the Habitat offices (119 E University, Champaign). Come check a meeting out! Contact Kim Gollings for more information or call 217-819-5110.