The life-changing benefits of affordable homeownership are immense, countless research shows: it improves school performance, decreases crime, improves financial outcomes, and enhances the health and well-being for children and adults – among many others.
But due to gendered barriers like the pay gap and its impact on credit access, uneven child care responsibilities that limit time and financial resources, and higher mortgage rates and denials, it is far more difficult for a woman to own a home than a similarly situated man.
Our team is doing something about this. On October 12, 2018, our dynamic team of women who spend their days designing, engineering, managing, building and furnishing construction projects, are joining in Habitat for Humanity Chicago's Women Build to knock these barriers down.
Alongside 300 determined women, we will completely fund and begin building the home of a low-income, woman-led family and celebrate all of the women purchasing affordable homes with Habitat for Humanity Chicago.
Help us 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.
As the last team to obtain a spot -- less than a month before the event! -- our goal is just as high as teams who have spent months fundraising. We have confidence in our amazing team of women and the generosity of our individual and CRE network. Please help us meet and exceed this goal!
Beth Ralston & Katie Anderson