FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Women Build?
Women Build is a national program with Habitat for Humanity International that empowers women to help families build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Habitat for Humanity’s annual National Women Build Week from May 4 – 11 invites women to get involved – devoting at least one day to help build decent and affordable housing in their local communities.
How does Habitat empower women?
Habitat provides opportunities for hands-on learning, empowering women to succeed in changing their communities. Nationally, over 60% of Habitat homes have women heads-of-household. Thanks to skills learned while building, these women are better equipped to maintain their homes and gain confidence in their ability to cope with day-to-day situations.
Are men allowed to participate?
Yes, men are welcome. In fact, the future homeowner or part of the training staff may be men. Women Build provides a place for women to learn the skills needed to build a home, but that does not exclude men from participating. We encourage teams to have 51% women (where possible) to meet program requirements.
We have a local Habitat?
Permanent homes help low-income families lead healthier, safer lives. Affordable homeownership helps families to escape poverty. Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County offers homes sold at 30% of family income, bringing more stability, school success, and adult earnings to 995 King County children and counting. Families put in 250+ hours of “sweat equity” alongside 2,900 volunteers each year – to build, rehab, and make critical repairs on homes that transform families and communities for generations.
Stay tuned for details on our 2020 Women Build!