This is my second year leading an incredible group of women in the CRE industry for Habitat for Humanity Women Build and supporting this inspiring organization building homes for women led families!
Research is constantly emerging on the long-term benefits of affordable home-ownership (financial, health, social, etc). However, home-ownership is a tool that is frequently denied to women, particularly women of color. From the gender pay gap and its impact on credit profiles, to uneven childcare responsibilities that consume time and financial resources, to higher rates of mortgage denials despite superior payment performance, the barriers keeping women from homeownership are massive.
H4H Women Build Chicago: During the weeklong effort in October, the South Pullman jobsite is comprised completely of women. Our fundraising efforts not only go to building materials for the homes, but a variety of home buyer resources, including educational workshops, programs and community resources.
I’ve had the opportunity to meet some of the amazing women who will be the homeowners and truly believe in the hard work both they and this organization are doing. Any support you can manage is sincerely appreciated!