Close to 200 women have joined together to renovate a home in Ypsilanti for a local, hardworking woman as part of the Women Build project for Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley (Habitat Huron Valley). Fifteen teams of women have are volunteering for a day March through May, and will build alongside the future homeowner during the 11th annual National Women Build initiative.
Since 2006, Habitat Huron Valley has been hosting Women Build activities. Longtime supporter James A. & Faith Knight Foundation, is providing a match this year to any donation made before May 12 up to $20,000 to help support the cost of renovations on the home.
Habitat Huron Valley estimates that each home costs roughly $60,000 in renovation costs, as well as an additional $40,000 in acquisition of the property and other fees. Habitat homebuyers qualify for an affordable mortgage, make a $1,000 down payment and put in at least 250 “sweat equity” hours of home renovation, financial management classes and other Habitat education or home maintenance. Habitat Huron Valley is one of 300 Habitat organizations nationwide hosting Women Build projects.
For more information or to support the build, visit h4h.org/women-build.