Homeownership is one of the most dynamic tools a person can use to build a strong and stable future. However, it is a tool that far too many women are unjustly denied access. From the gender pay gap and its impact on credit profiles, to uneven child care responsibilities that consume time and financial resources, to higher rates of mortgage denials despite superior payment performance, the hurdles keeping women from homeownership are high.
This October, I'm grabbing my hammer, strapping on my tool belt, and joining Habitat Chicago's Women Build alongside 500 determined women to knock these barriers down. Together, we will help our fellow women become homeowners with Habitat Chicago, a nonprofit committed to building a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Together, we all can make a difference, and a donation for this build can make a huge difference for these women. Please help me reach my fundraising goal so we can change the lives of these women forever and prove that there's nothing a group of committed women can't do.
Everyday through my work, we encourage teens across the state to be a Change Maker and an advocate - whether it's through their voice, their words, their actions. I'm excited to be using action and helping with this build. Change happens one person at a time, one step at at time. I appreciate any support you can give - big, small, or somewhere in between.