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What started three decades ago as a conversation among three women working at Habitat Charlotte Region has grown into an international movement where women-led volunteer crews build affordable housing throughout the globe. For more than thirty years, Habitat Charlotte Region has hosted our annual Women Build.

Women Build is a movement that unites and empowers women in the Charlotte Region who collectively make an impact on affordable homeownership in the communities where they work and live.

32 years ago...

Thirty-two years ago, a team of dedicated Habitat staffers and female volunteers teamed up to do something extraordinary – use an all-female crew to build a Habitat home for Janet Stewart, a single mom who was struggling to find a safe, decent place to raise her daughters. Learn how the first Habitat Women Build had a profound impact on Janet and her family.

From humble seeds sown in Charlotte three decades ago, Habitat Women Build has now grown into a women’s movement of an international scale, with Habitat affiliates participating around the globe.

Women Build Volunteer Opportunities

Women Build 2023 will take place at a home in the Meadows at Plato Price, where later this year, we will host the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Come and join us to continue the wonderful tradition of empowering women around the world!

Volunteer opportunities are limited, but there are spots available! For more information, please email

partnership opportunities

We have several ways that your organization can get involved with Women Build and Habitat Charlotte Region’s 40th anniversary. Check out available partnership opportunities here:


Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region service area

House Size Policy

Household SizeBedrooms
Single adult or couple with no children2
Single adult or couple with 1 child3
Single adult or couple with 2 children3
Single adult or couple with 3 children 4
Single adult or couple with 4 children*4
Single adult or couple with 5 or more children5
Single adult or couple with 4 children where age (13 or over), age difference (4 yrs or more apart), or gender doesn't allow sharing5

House sizes for households with multiple adults or adults who are not married will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

* Children of the same gender who are under 13-years-old and fewer than 4 years apart in age could be required to share a room.