Women Build 2018
About This Campaign
Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program empowers women to be involved in the entire process of building a home for a hardworking family. Women Build teams come together to fundraise, swing hammers, advocate for affordable housing, and actively work to build community – from raising the first dollar and walls to passing the key to the new homeowner.
Women Build welcomes women of all ages and experience levels. No previous construction skills are needed. Habitat will provided the tools and training you need for success. By participating in Women Build, you will play an important role in helping to break the cycle of poverty, strengthening our community, and building a brighter future for a local family. So whether you are an expert with power tools or have never swung a hammer, you are invited to be a part of Women Build!
Campaign to Support Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area
Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry founded on the conviction that every family should have a decent, safe, and affordable place to live. We partner with low-income, hardworking families and the community to build simple, decent, and affordable housing. Established locally in 1992, Habitat La Crosse has built 46 safe, stable and sustainable homes for families in need. Every family who partners with Habitat must complete 350 hours of sweat equity, working on the construction site and at the Habitat ReStore, and successfully pass home buyer education and financial counseling. Homeowners repay an interest-free 30-yearmortgage back to Habitat. Thanks in part to partner family sweat equity and volunteer labor, the cost of a home is kept affordable, with typical monthly mortgage payments around $650 including taxes and insurance. The revolving fund created by mortgage payments received allows Habitat to reinvest into the community through additional housing opportunities, creating a lasting and sustainable investment for years to come.