Members of Habitat’s Women Build Program build affordable homes in Cully.

Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program celebrates International Women’s Day by building affordable homes in Cully.

30 Women Build volunteers and Lizet Molina, Habitat Homeowner

Saturday, March 9. Best time for media & photos: Noon
(Homeowner Speaker Lizet Molina at Noon)

Habitat’s Cully Place build site, 5640 NE Killingsworth Street.

VISUAL:  Photo opportunities of women swinging hammers and building Habitat for Humanity homes in Cully.

Interview opportunities with volunteers, Habitat Homeowner Lizet Molina, and Habitat staff member Lauren Johnson, Senior Donor Engagement Officer.

(Portland, Ore.)— At a time when women’s voices are rising around the world, Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East’s Women Build members are coming together locally to swing hammers and raise walls on homes located at Habitat’s Cully Place build site.

“Housing affordability is a critical women’s issue,” stated Lauren Johnson, Habitat’s Senior Donor Engagement Officer. “And what better way to highlight that than right here on the build site on the weekend of International Women’s Day.”

One third of Oregon’s single working mothers and their children live below the poverty line. There are no neighborhoods in Portland where the average single mother can rent or purchase an affordable home. Women–particularly women of color–face disproportionate access to opportunity, which can affect their ability to find a decent place to live. Habitat’s affordable homeownership program directly addresses these disparities and provides opportunities for women to build strength, stability and independence for themselves and their families.

About Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East’s Women Build Program
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East’s Women Build program creates space for women and girls from all walks of life to learn, build, and lead. Women Build provides critical resources to create affordable homeownership opportunities for women and their families. Volunteers learn new skills, build, and teach others—all while working in a supportive and empowering environment. Learn more at

About Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East believes that everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable homeownership, everyone can help people achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves and their families. Learn more at



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