Habitat for Humanity Hillsborough Hosts 7th Annual Women Build 2023

Habitat for Humanity Hillsborough Hosts 7th Annual Women Build 2023

The woman-focused home build event is dedicated to helping single mother gain access to affordable housing 

TAMPA (May 20, 2023) – Following Mother’s Day, women in the Tampa Bay area are coming together to help a single mother realize her dream of homeownership. Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County is kicking off its seventh annual Women Build on Tuesday, May 16. Each year, the initiative focuses on issues that women and women with children face in regard to gaining access to affordable housing.  

Nelly Colon, mom of three young sons, is the homeowner candidate for this year’s Women Build. Teams of women will work together to physically construct the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home that is expected to be completed this summer. 

Colon’s connection to Habitat for Humanity reaches back to her childhood. After she was removed from her living conditions as a teenager, Colon began living with a friend’s mother – a successful Habitat homeowner candidate who shared information about the nonprofit with Colon. Now, Colon uses her first-hand experience to assist other homeowner candidates in her role as a financial coach at Habitat Hillsborough. 

Media is requested to RSVP to attend.


  • Richard Rogers, Chief Development Officer, Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County 
  • Nelly Colon, homeowner candidate  DATE/TIME Tuesday, May 16, 2023 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  

    *Note: media availability is 8-10 a.m. 



    Home site – 812 Sahara Wind Dr., Tampa, FL 33612 


    About Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County 

    Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County became an affiliate in 1987 and is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization founded and operated on Christian principles. Habitat Hillsborough is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their housing conditions. In addition, they serve homeowners through their home preservation program.