We so often take owning a home for granted. There are so many single moms out there struggling to do the best they can for their children but often owning a decent place to call home is too far from reach. Owning a home is one of the most dynamic tools a person can use to build a strong and stable future, but it is a tool that far too many women are unjustly being denied access.
We've come along way in bridging the gap between genders but we have so far to go. From the inequality of pay to the responsibilities of finding care for your children while you try to hold down a good enough job to support your family, women often come up short in the list of requirements that financial institutions insist on to become a home owner.
But I'm doing something about it. I'm grabbing my hammer, strapping on my tool belt, and joining in Habitat Chicago's Women Build alongside 300 other powerhouse women to knock these barriers down.
Together, we will completely fund and begin building the home of a woman-led family AND celebrate all of the women purchasing affordable homes with Habitat for Humanity Chicago.
You can make a difference. Help me reach my goal so we can change the lives of these women forever and prove that there's nothing a woman can't do when she sets her mind to it. I appreciate any support you can give - big, small, or somewhere in between.