Women's Home Improvement Confidence Course

Women's Home Improvement Confidence Course

About This Campaign

Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity is proud to offer a new learning experience for women in the Johnson County area: The Women's Home Improvement Confidence Course. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to do various home improvement tasks in a safe, nonjudgmental environment as we remodel an Iowa City home. This series of Saturday classes will introduce you to the challenges and obstacles you will face in a real-world remodeling environment. This is an à la carte course, so you can attend the Saturdays that fit in with your schedule and what you would like to learn. You will receive instruction on what tools and techniques you need to know in order to improve and update your own home. You will get hands-on experience with:

  • Demolishing and remodeling a kitchen
  • Major and minor drywall repair
  • Tiling and grouting a kitchen backsplash
  • Shower tiling
  • Replacing ceiling fans and light fixtures
  • Replacing interior and exterior doors and jambs
  • Trim and finish work
  • Installing various types of flooring
  • Plum, square, and level
  • Sequencing of improvements--quite possibly the most important aspect of any remodel
  • And much more!

The series cost is $250 and is composed of 11 Saturdays beginning January 11th and ending March 21st. Each work day will run from 8am to 5pm with a one-hour break for lunch from 12pm to 1pm. Once registration is complete, a schedule will be released detailing which tasks will be taught on which days, at which point participants will be prompted to sign up for up to 8 Saturdays. Each Saturday can host a maximum of 15 participants. For questions, please contact Leda Rouse with Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity at leda@iowavalleyhabitat.org or (319) 337-8949.
Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity

Campaign to Support Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity

We envision a world in which each person has a decent place to live. Locally, we partner with both current and future homeowners, local businesses, residents and social service organizations to construct and renovate safe, decent, affordable housing in Cedar, Iowa, Johnson and Washington Counties.  We also secure affordable financing so that homeowners in our program save thousands of dollars over the life of their mortgage.   Globally, we work to remove barriers to decent housing by supporting Global Village trips and tithing to Habitat for Humanity global builds.  Together with our community, Habitat homeowners gain the strength, stability and self-reliance needed to build better lives and stronger communities.