Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard recently announced that board member Cathy Chu has successfully passed the Massachusetts State Licensing Examination and is licensed as an unrestricted construction supervisor. In addition to being a member of the Habitat for Humanity’s board of directors, Cathy is the founder of Cardinal Points Contracting, and a licensed home improvement contractor. As a member of the Habitat board, Cathy’s construction experience provides invaluable help to Habitat in its mission of building affordable housing on Martha’s Vineyard, says a press release from the nonprofit.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Association of Women in Construction, the release says, women now make up 9.1 percent of U.S. construction sector workers. Only 1.5 percent of onsite construction workers are female.
Cathy’s career as a contractor follows her previous career as neurosurgical nurse practitioner.
Cathy and Habitat volunteers are completing the final stages of Habitat’s newest home on Oak Avenue in Oak Bluffs, next to the VFW.
According to the press release, Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard’s goal is to build simple, decent housing for families in the lowest qualifying income range. Homes are built with volunteer labor, donated materials, and charitable donations.
More information about Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard is available at habitatmv.org.