The life-changing benefits of affordable home ownership are immense: it improves school performance, decreases crime, improves financial outcomes, and enhances the health and well-being of children and adults. However, gendered barriers place women seeking home ownership at an unfair disadvantage. The gender pay gap impacts their access to credit, and uneven childcare responsibilities limit their time and financial resources -- to name a few.
That’s not okay! And women from the Structural Engineering Association of Illinois (SEAOI) chapter of Women in Structural Engineering (WiSE) and Landmarks Illinois Skyline Council are coming together to do something about it. This October, we’re linking arms, picking up our power tools, and joining in Habitat for Humanity Chicago's Women Build to knock these barriers down. Alongside 450 determined women, we will raise $375,000 to help build Habitat for Humanity homes that will be purchased by women with affordable mortgages! Then, we're hitting the Habitat construction sites in West Pullman to help build the homes.
Help us reach our goal so we can change the lives of these women forever and prove that there is nothing a committed group of women can’t achieve when they come together.
Every donation - big, small, or somewhere in between - helps to build a strong, stable, and equal future.
Thanks for your support, WiSE and Skyline Council Women for Women