Together, Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity built International Women Build on a foundation of strength, resilience, and perseverance. This year’s Women Build will take place in August 2021 on our new 5-house development in downtown Jackson.
A global event, Women Build focuses on raising awareness of the challenges women face in accessing safe, affordable housing. In Jackson, 1 in 6 households pay half or more of their income on their home. Women are disproportionately affected by this severe cost-burden. Women make up a larger share of Jackson households living in poverty as well as receiving government-subsidized housing.
At Greater Jackson Habitat for Humanity we know that safe, affordable housing means that individuals and families have the opportunity to thrive. However, women face challenges that make it more difficult to access this basic need.
Women Build is a unique opportunity for you to make a difference in the lives of Jackson women and children. All money raised during this event will support the building of Habitat homes in Jackson County. For our 2021 Women Build, Greater Jackson Habitat is partnering with a group of change-making women in the community to raise awareness on the disparity that exists in homeownership. Join the movement!
As a Campaign Lead, you will have the opportunity to raise funds and awareness on housing issues!
Building is part of the solution, but the less visible aspects of housing like laws, regulations, systems, and rules about land and the built environment are critical components, too.
Learn about the ways Habitat for Humanity is advocating for sustainable and inclusive policies and systems and how you can get involved!
Listen to a conversation about the challenges Jackson has faced since COVID-19 and how we have come together to help address them. The organizations represented on this panel are women-led and have played an integral role in helping people in Jackson make it through these hard times. Panelists included:
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY + YOU
Watch a virtual conversation, led by Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathon Reckford, to explore the economic effects of the
pandemic on women, and how safe, decent housing is a cornerstone in supporting stability.
"+You: Women, Housing and the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic".
ABOUT GREATER JACKSON HABITAT
Greater Jackson Habitat is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally by constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes; advocating for fair and just housing policies; and providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.
Since 1989, your local Habitat for Humanity has built 60 homes in the Jackson area - helping to provide safe and decent housing to nearly 200 local women and children whose lives and futures have been forever changed through the Habitat program.
2021 Women Build