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Executive Director

Sharon Lee

SHARON LEE is the founding executive director of the Low Income Housing Institute, a non-profit housing organization based in Seattle.  Under Lee's leadership, LIHI has developed more than 4,500 units of affordable housing in Washington state, including transitional, permanent, and housing first.

Lee is a national leader on solutions to homelessness, including Urban Rest Stops that meet the hygiene needs of homeless people and Tiny House Villages that quickly move people from sleeping on sidewalks and tents, into private shelter that provides security, stability and the resources to move out of homelessness.  

Lee is a frequent guest lecturer, speaker and panelist on housing justice, housing preservation, and ending homelessness. She holds a Master of Architecture and a Master of City Planning from M.I.T. and a B.A. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania.


Board of Directors

President, Melinda Nichols
Construction Consultant

VP, Catherine Danigelis


Secretary,  Nancy Bennett Evans

Treasurer, Bryan M. Park
Pacific Northern Construction Company, Inc

Linda Battles
Youth Advocate – Retired

Marvin Dumas

Duncan Haas

Peter Guzman
Department of Labor and Industries

Herman Kahaloa
Homeless Advocate

Tom Mathews
Walsh Construction – Retired

Kevin Nguyen
Isola Enterprises

Brione Scott
Clean Greens Farm & Market

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