Women Build works in affiliation with Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East and in partnership with a Habitat family. The Women Build model engages women volunteers of any skill level to plan, fundraise and build a healthy and affordable home.
Through participating in this unique program, women gain skills and confidence in all aspects of the build while working primarily with an all women team of committee members, crew leaders, volunteers, and tradeswomen in a supportive, empowering building environment.
Meet the Nguyen Family
Meet Minh Nguyen and her family. Women Build are sponsors of the family’s new home in Cully! A single mom of 5 girls, Minh has had homeownership as her goal for many years now. She has lived in subsidized housing for over 6 years and would like more space for her growing girls. Although this was her first time applying for our homeownership program, she has come in multiple times to the office over the past two years in order to be as prepared as possible to apply for our program. Minh works full time as a housekeeper at the Heathman Hotel. She makes it a priority for her daughters to understand the importance of hard work and education with plans for all 5 going to college.
Join Women Build
Eat, Drink, Build!
EAT, DRINK, BUILD is a one-day event where hungry Portland Habitat supporters dine out or take out at participating restaurants who donate a portion of their proceeds to Women Build.