Since 1991, Women Build volunteers from all walks of life have come together to build stronger, safer communities.

Though our neighborhoods are comprised largely of women and children, they are also the population most likely to be affected by poor living conditions.  Our Women Build teams provide the opportunity for women to take a proactive step in serving their communities and help families achieve affordable home ownership.

Like many events and community celebrations, Women Build was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Many Women Build teams who signed up earlier this year were rescheduled from April to September and October. 

The construction of a new home on Houston Avenue, Suitland and the rehabilitation of a vacant foreclosed property on Hawthorne Avenue, Landover is progressing nicely.  We may be wearing face masks and keeping our distance, but the work to ensure healthy and affordable housing continues.

We are so grateful for the participation of a diverse group of women leaders who are making a difference in their community.  I particularly want to acknowledge Mimi Brodsky Kress, Chief Operating Officer of Sandy Spring Builders, LLC.  Mimi has been a long-time friend and supporter of Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland.  Mimi’s building construction expertise and leadership goes a long way in making our community a great place to live and work.

Please see the featured article about Mimi and Women In Business, in a recent edition of Bethesda Magazine here.