Homeownership is one of the most dynamic tools a person can use to build a strong and stable future, and I have been fortunate enough to be able to own my home for many years now. However, it is a tool that far too many women have trouble accessing. From the gender pay gap and its impact on credit profiles, to childcare 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 600 determined women to knock these barriers down as part of the team Hammer Time lead by my fellow DePaul alum dynamo Anissa Listak. Together, we will help our fellow women become homeowners with Habitat Chicago, a nonprofit committed to championing healthy neighborhoods by investing in resident priorities, building quality homes, and supporting homeownership.
Feel free to make a difference by helping me reach my fundraising goal and prove that there's nothing a group of committed women can't do. And if a donation does not work for you, thanks for reading up about our project!!
Change happens one person at a time. I appreciate any support you can give - big, small, or somewhere in between, and if you want to decline/pass on this, that works too, will take a dose of your positive thoughts for our group!!