Sharon Lee

Sharon Lee

Executive Director

SHARON LEE is the founding Executive Director of the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), a non-profit organization based in Seattle founded in 1991.  LIHI develops and operates housing for low-income and homeless people and provides supportive service programs to assist tenants in maintaining stable housing and increasing self-sufficiency. Sharon oversees a staff of 140 engaged in housing development, management, advocacy and supportive services.   LIHI staff has developed over 4,000 units of rental and homeownership housing in Washington State.  LIHI owns over 2,000 units serving individuals, families, seniors, homeless people and those with special needs. Lee is an advocate on issues of housing justice, housing preservation, and 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.  Lee was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Wilkes University for her work on ending homelessness. LIHI’s housing has won national and local awards for design excellence and environmental sustainability.


Ms. Sharon Lee | Executive Director | Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI)
Seattle, Washington | (206) 957-8069 |