Green Festival Speakers

Sharon Lee

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Sharon Lee is the Executive Director of the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), a non-profit organization based in Seattle. She oversees a staff of 120 engaged in low-income housing development, management, advocacy and supportive services. LIHI staff has developed over 3,800 units of rental and homeownership housing in Washington State. LIHI owns 1,800 units serving individuals, families, seniors, homeless people and those with special needs. LIHI is a leader in developing green affordable housing. Lee is Executive Editor of the statewide Housing Washington newsletter and is an advocate on issues of 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. LIHI’s housing has won numerous national and local awards for design excellence and environmental sustainability.