Women Build brings together DC women (and the men who support and love them) to raise funds and awareness for the cause of affordable housing.

This multi-month campaign, which kicked off on International Women’s Day, aims to shine a light on the ways that women are disproportionately affected by poverty and substandard housing. Women Build also aims to spotlight the accomplishments of women, and bring the DC community together to build and raise money for affordable housing. On September 14, the campaign will culminate in a celebration at the Museum of Women in the Arts. Our aim is to raise $500,000, which would allow us to provide permanent, safe, decent homes for five local families.


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Though our neighborhoods are comprised largely of women and children, they are also the populations most likely to be affected by poor living conditions. Women in the nation’s capital, especially women who serve as the head of their family, often face obstacles that make escaping poverty seem impossible. Low wages, immense demands from family who often live in substandard living spaces, the fear and uncertainty that comes with living hand-to-mouth in a neighborhood that is often unsafe describe the “short list” of compounding factors working against these women and their children. DC Habitat focuses on helping local families build strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable homeownership opportunities.

We hope you’ll join us to share your strengths, networks, and experience to support affordable housing in the nation’s capital.


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