Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity’s “Woman Build 2020” Goes Virtual

Posted on 6-04-2020

Women Build invites women to devote at least one day on the build site at their 2020 Women Build Home to help build decent and affordable housing in our community.

“With the current dynamic, we’ve made this annual event completely virtual! Women have the strength and determination necessary to build Habitat houses, addressing the problem of accessible housing in a concrete way so that families can achieve stability and independence.”  

How can you participate virtually?

You can help them reach their goal by joining other fundraisers and teams in our virtual Women Build 2020 event. Click here to setup a fundraising page or make a donation.

“At this moment, we cannot build a home in the way we traditionally do. So, we’re changing the rules. We’re asking you to #StayHome and join our community by creatively building something in your own home or office with materials you already have on hand, or stop in the ReStore to pick up materials. Rather than framing walls and hanging drywall on our sites, we’d like you to join us in building hope at home with imaginative, creative building projects. And we’re asking you to share your work with us, or you can share a completed project that you may have done around your house.”

Submit your projects or work via email here so we can share your inspiration with our social media network. Or share them on social media and tag Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity and use the hashtag #GBWomenBuild2020. Click the icons below for our social media pages. 

For Full Details, Registration, and Sponsorship Opportunities, Please Click Here.

Habitat for Humanity

Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity builds new construction homes in the Green Bay area and sells them to qualified families at no profit. The Habitat program provides benefits to our partner families and the Green Bay community. Families benefit from decent, affordable housing while the community benefits from the redevelopment of neighborhoods and an increase in tax revenue. The Habitat program does not give houses away. Families must spend “sweat equity” hours helping to build their home, pay a $900 down payment and make monthly mortgage payments. Homes are made affordable due to the volunteer labor used to build the home and the 0% interest mortgage provided by Habitat. To see what we’re working on now, check out our Current Builds page!

Habitat homes are build according to these three standard principles:

  1. Simple:
    Habitat houses are modestly-sized. They are large enough for the homeowner family’s needs, but small enough to keep construction and maintenance costs to a minimum.
  2. Decent:
    Habitat for Humanity uses quality, locally-available building materials. Habitat house designs reflect the local climate and culture.
  3. Affordable:
    The labor of volunteers and partner families, efficient building methods, modest house sizes and no-profit loans make it affordable for low-income families to purchase Habitat houses.

The first step in becoming a Habitat homeowner is to attend an informational Application Meeting. At the informational session, you will find out about our program, see what a typical Habitat home looks like, and learn how to accurately complete your application. Applicants and co-applicants must attend a meeting to receive an application; you will have 30 days from that date to turn in your completed application and required documents.  This meeting will take approximately 1 hour.  The application process takes approximately 60-90 days from the date Habitat receives your completed application. If you have additional questions or would like more information, please contact [email protected].