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Women Build 2022 Was A Success!

Habitat homeownership provides transformational change. Colleagues, friends and families came together in this crucial work to empower women, empower families and empower communities. Together, between August 3 and August 6, we raised nearly $60,000 for the construction materials of a new Habitat home. 

Women Build Week offers a unique opportunity to bond with each other and the community. We provide the tools and equipment—You provide the hands and heart.

Check back in early 2023 for information about next year’s Women Build, or contact kschlicht@milwaukeehabitat.org

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The issue: housing affordability

Women and children are the populations most likely to be affected by poor living conditions. Women also face more barriers to stable housing than men in similar economic situations. Some reasons include: 

  • Men earn more on average than women, resulting in access to higher credit, better loans and better quality homes and neighborhoods.
  • Unequal caregiving responsibilities limit a woman’s ability to dedicate the necessary time to obtaining and maintaining consistent employment and decent housing.
  • Single women are denied mortgages at higher rates than single men, despite the fact women are more reliable at paying back mortgages.

How Women Build Helps

Through Women Build you can make access to safe, affordable homeownership possible for local families in need. Last year, the majority of the families served through Milwaukee Habitat’s homeownership program were single mothers who had been living in unsafe, unaffordable or overcrowded housing. Together with your support, we can help women in our community build strength, stability and self-reliance by becoming first-time homebuyers. Habitat homeowners help build their homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. That mortgage won’t exceed 30% of a family's income, widely recognized as the threshold for affordable housing, making it easier to afford nutritious food, pay for necessary medical care, and save for the future. Together we will empower women, empower families, and empower communities.

Get Involved

Build a Team

Gather five women together to create a peer-to-peer fundraising team!


Check back in early 2023 for this coming year’s details.

Donate Now

Make a gift to support Milwaukee Habitat Women Build. 

Become a Sponsor

Gather your coworkers or friends together to create lasting change for a local family.

Check back in early 2023 for more details.

Sign up for our Women Build newsletter to keep up-to-date! Email Donor Relations Manager Kelly Schlicht kschlicht@milwaukeehabitat.org

Women Build 2022 Sponsors

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