Women and their children are the population most affected by poor living conditions. Women Build, a Habitat for Humanity International initiative, provides the opportunity for women to take a proactive step in making a positive impact in the lives of mothers and children.
MacHabitat partners with low-income families to provide homeownership opportunities. In Yamhill County, where 11.4% of residents and 15% of children under the age of 18 live in poverty, the lack of affordable, decent housing is at critical levels. Beginning in 2016 and continuing through 2020, one of these families per year has been selected for a Women Build project. Women Build provides: 1) a safe, decent, affordable home for a family in need; and 2) empowerment opportunities to local women through construction skills classes and community engagement.