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We are currently accepting candidate applications.

Black Women Build – Baltimore is a home ownership initiative that trains black women in carpentry, electrical, and plumbing by rehabilitating vacant and deteriorated houses. Once completed, the participant will have an opportunity to buy the home. It is a multistep process to become a candidate, and begins with an online questionnaire application.

Latest News

Strategic Plan 2020
April 23, 2020

BWBB Strategic Planning

Letter from the Executive Director, Shelley Halstead

This strategic plan has allowed us to move from the dream of a common language to creating that language. Since our board retreat, we have finished our first house, helped a black woman become a homeowner, and secured more funding for The Etting Street Project. It is because of our steadfast belief in ourselves and the way in which we get our work done that others support us and help us to thrive…

Check out all of our NEWS

a defunct org contacted us to donate their van but now that looks like it’s not happening.

our participants start next week on our cluster of houses and we were relying on this kind of donation. if anyone has leads on companies who donate their used vehicles, please let us know. we would be grateful. 👊🏽
#blackwomenbuild
#theettingstreetproject
#vanlife to #novanlife
...

hmmm...our e.d. is thinking on things. #challengeaccepted @debbiefaas_art ...

We are currently accepting candidate applications.

Black Women Build – Baltimore is a home ownership initiative that trains black women in carpentry, electrical, and plumbing by rehabilitating vacant and deteriorated houses. Once completed, the participant will have an opportunity to buy the home. It is a multistep process to become a candidate, and begins with an online questionnaire application.

Latest News

Strategic Plan 2020
April 23, 2020

BWBB Strategic Planning

Letter from the Executive Director, Shelley Halstead

This strategic plan has allowed us to move from the dream of a common language to creating that language. Since our board retreat, we have finished our first house, helped a black woman become a homeowner, and secured more funding for The Etting Street Project. It is because of our steadfast belief in ourselves and the way in which we get our work done that others support us and help us to thrive…

Check out all of our NEWS

a defunct org contacted us to donate their van but now that looks like it’s not happening.

our participants start next week on our cluster of houses and we were relying on this kind of donation. if anyone has leads on companies who donate their used vehicles, please let us know. we would be grateful. 👊🏽
#blackwomenbuild
#theettingstreetproject
#vanlife to #novanlife
...

hmmm...our e.d. is thinking on things. #challengeaccepted @debbiefaas_art ...

Black Women Build – Baltimore is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of the U.S. law. To claim a donation on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.

Our Mission

Black Women Build-Baltimore is a home ownership and wealth building initiative that trains black women in carpentry, electrical, and plumbing by restoring vacant and deteriorated houses in West Baltimore.

Our Values

That black women deserve to be treated with dignity for their inherent worth as human beings.

Our Methods

We understand that oppression is experienced at the intersection of identities, conditions, systems, policies, and practices; therefore, we address barriers that impact the ability of black women to thrive.

Our Goals

To bring home ownership to black women in Baltimore. To train women in trades-related skills through home renovation. To create wealth and build community by dismantling the barriers that work against our ability to thrive.

Our Mission

Black Women Build-Baltimore is a home ownership and wealth building initiative that trains black women in carpentry, electrical, and plumbing by restoring vacant and deteriorated houses in West Baltimore.

Our Values

That black women deserve to be treated with dignity for their inherent worth as human beings.

Our Methods

We understand that oppression is experienced at the intersection of identities, conditions, systems, policies, and practices; therefore, we address barriers that impact the ability of black women to thrive.

Our Goals

To bring home ownership to black women in Baltimore. To train women in trades-related skills through home renovation. To create wealth and build community by dismantling the barriers that work against our ability to thrive.

Black Women Build – Baltimore values Black women and their lives.

Who we are. Learn more about our Leadership team & Organization.

Board of Directors

Shelly Halstead

Shelley Halstead
Executive Director

Shauna R. Brown

Shauna R. Brown
Board President

Kathleen Mitchell

Kathleen Mitchell
Board Secretary

Victoria R. Clark - Board Treasurer

Victoria R. Clark
Board Treasurer

Advisory Board

Jael Humphrey Attorney, Writer
Bree Jones Founder, Parity Homes
Molly McCullagh Program Associate, Southeast Community Development Corporation
Teresa Stephens Director, Marketing and Community Outreach at Vacants to Value (Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development)

Black Women Build – Baltimore is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of the U.S. law. To claim a donation on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.

This project is supported in part by:

DHCD logo

BWGC-logo

OSI Fellow 2018

Robert W. Deutsch

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dhcd logo - BWBB Sponsor

Black Women Build-Baltimore is committed to equal employment, participation, and volunteer opportunity without regard to age, ancestry, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religious belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

This project is supported in part by:

BWGC-logo

OSI Fellow 2018

Robert W. Deutsch

DHCD logo

dhcd logo - BWBB Sponsor

Euler-Hermes-logo greyscale

This project is supported in part by:

BWGC-logo

OSI Fellow 2018

Robert W. Deutsch

DHCD logo

dhcd logo - BWBB Sponsor

Euler-Hermes-logo greyscale

Black Women Build-Baltimore is committed to equal employment, participation, and volunteer opportunity without regard to age, ancestry, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religious belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.
Black Women Build-Baltimore is committed to equal employment, participation, and volunteer opportunity without regard to age, ancestry, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religious belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.