Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity-Spokane event focusing on empowering women for gender equity in housing. By directly addressing the housing crisis, we can transform lives through safe, decent homes in Spokane County.
Join our Women Build Steering Committee and help Habitat for Humanity-Spokane recruit volunteers, fundraise to fulfill more homeownership opportunities for women in the Habitat Homeownership Program, and promote strength, financial well-being, and camaraderie while dismantling myths and barriers to accessing homeownership.
We are excited to form the Women Build Steering Committee to enhance the energizing effect of the Women Build Initiative so it reaches beyond the four-day event to create a robust ongoing program throughout the year that encourages women in our community to empower each other and support affordable housing options. This group meets once a month at various locations across Spokane. Join and help make a real impact for women in this city we all love.
Building Strong Women & Strong Communities
NEXT WOMEN BUILD DATE TBD! (Join our Steering Committee to help us plan the next event!)
This annual fundraising building event is a hands-on opportunity to dig into the home-building process and partner with those working hard in our Homeownership Program. The only thing you need is a desire to help families and individuals on their homeownership journey — no experience necessary!
Forging gender equity isn’t limited to just women; ALL are welcome. Habitat is excited to meet you at the job site to make fundamental contributions to the women in our community as we build one another up and build affordable homes!
Why Women Build?
Together we can support Habitat for Humanity while bringing awareness to the inequities women face regarding housing:
- 60% of Habitat-Spokane families are led by single mothers.
- 29.5% of single-parent households led by women live below the poverty level in WA State.
- For every dollar white men earn, Black women earn about $.63, Latina women earn about $.58, and white women earn about $.83.
- 57% of Habitat-Spokane families identify as BIPOC.
- The median home resale price in Spokane County nearly doubled from $255,600 in 2019 to $467,500 in 2022.
- Nearly 80% of families approved for Habitat’s Homeownership Program are working 2 jobs just to make ends meet.
It’s time to break down barriers and help women become homeowners regardless of the inequities they face in pay.
Habitat helps build affordable homes for families and individuals to buy. They take out a mortgage at an interest rate they can afford, pay an affordable monthly payment, and become homeOWNERS. Please join me in helping raise CRITICAL funds to further Habitat-Spokane’s mission and build a more equitable community!