UPDATE10/22/22: WE DID IT! GOAL SURPASSED $32,791.10 raised by our 3 Women Belong Teams! And the Chicago Women Build Event raised over $566,000! Thank you for your participation, your support and your encouragement. We are so grateful.

UPDATE 10/18/22: We have passed our $24K goal and are shooting to raise $30K by 10/22/22. We appreciate your support!

This year Women Belong has 3 teams helping build 3 homes for the Chicago Habitat for Humanity Women Build event. We are working to raise $24,000 across the 3 teams! Any contribution you are able to make is appreciated.

Click on the team you wish to support – thank you!

Homeownership is one of the most dynamic tools a person can use to build a strong and stable future. However, it is a tool that far too many women are unjustly denied access. From the gender pay gap and its impact on credit profiles, to uneven childcare responsibilities that consume time and financial resources, to higher rates of mortgage denials despite superior payment performance, the hurdles keeping women from homeownership are high.

Women Belong Design Team

(Bri Salsman, Tazima Parris, Jennifer Barry, Robin Bohrer, Niki Drever, Hibo Mohamed, Camille Yu, Lauren Russ, Monika Jaiswal-Oliver)

Women Belong Sparkle Team

(Sara Jane Abbott, Dorothy Rosen, Barrie Dekker, Britt Uhlenhake, Desirae Day, Erin Attere, Francine Brown, Kim Downey, Nancy Zitlin, Ressie Krabacher, Emma Rosen)

Women Belong Success Team

(Kate Alpert, Maria Kennedy, Marlyn Llorens, Margie Burba, Kathryn Somers, Katie Burns, Mary Erb, Paula Jenkins, Angela Lynn, Sue Segal)


Our vision is that one day there will be Women Build teams from Women Belong in all of our communities helping overcome the gendered barriers to homeownership.