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This year Women Belong has 3 teams helping build 3 homes for the Chicago Habitat for Humanity Women Build event Thursday, October 19 in Chicago’s West Pullman neighborhood.

We are working to raise $30,000 across the 3 teams with a total goal of $575,000 for the Chicago Women Build event. Any contribution you are able to make is appreciated.

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.


Impact Builders

Team Captains: Joanne Litman & Rachel Simpson
Team Members: Dorothy Rosen | Barrie Dekker | Sarah Wallace | Francine Brown | Candice Howarth | Rebekah Chisholm | Tyeisha McDade | Heidi McCann


Breakthrough Builders
Team Captains: Maria Kennedy & Nancy Zitlin
Team Members: Linda Nitzsche | Kate Alpert | Susan Baker | Kirsten Ramos | Cam Axelrood | Erin Millington | Deborah Martinez | Lynn Diettrich


Sparkle Builders
Team Captains: Sara Jane Abbott & Ressie Krabacher
Team Members: Susan Clark | Jennifer Barry | Desirae Day | Kristen Pipal | Jenna Dunsing | Heather Mack | Jaymi Block | Jennie Raymer

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.