One might say that the life and career of Sharon Lee, founding executive director of the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), has been a crusade against homelessness.
LIHI’s Sharon Lee explores homelessness solutions in Hawaii
Last month, Sharon Lee, Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) executive director, was invited by Joey Manahan of the Honolulu City Council to explore solutions to the homelessness crisis in Honolulu, including Chinatown and areas around Waikiki. Lee also met with Gov. David Ige who had declared a state of emergency due to the large numbers […]
Homeless campers on Dearborn asked to leave after many code violations
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Campers at the Dearborn Nickelsville, an encampment for those who are homeless, have been asked to clear out of the location by 12:01 a.m. on Feb. 20, after which it will be closed. On Feb. 13, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd Pastor Steve Olson and Low Income Housing Institute […]
Low Income Housing Institute Gala honors 2015 heroes
The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) Gala & Auction was held at the Four Seasons Hotel on Oct. 23. A sell-out crowd raised more than $370,000 for LIHI housing programs, the Urban Rest Stop, Nickelsville, and Tiny Houses. LIHI Executive Director Sharon Lee presented the 2015 Housing Hero Awards to Seattle City Councilman Nick Licata, […]
WISE WORDS: What makes a diverse, vibrant neighborhood
“The world will step aside for a community that knows where it is going. South Seattle is home to many great neighborhoods and is the place I’ve called home my entire life. Great and healthy neighborhoods are walkable with thriving small businesses, great schools, transit, and parks. An active neighborhood is good for our health, […]
“A world without refugees” — Remembering Luke T. Lee, father, and a fighter for human rights
By Sharon Lee Special for Northwest Asian Weekly This is the first time I will not be calling my dad and sending him a card on Father’s Day. It is hard to express this sad and empty feeling from losing a parent. Luke T. Lee passed away suddenly in January at age 91 from Parkinson’s […]
New senior housing community accepting applications
The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) announces the availability of 50 brand new Senior HUD-subsidized affordable apartments located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, close to the Seattle Public Library, Ballard Commons Park, NW Market Street and the Majestic Bay movie theater. Occupancy begins January 2015.
LIHI raises over $305,000
On October 24th, The Low Income Housing Institute hosted its 12th annual Gala & Auction at the
COMMENTARY: Nickelsville moves to new home
By Low Income Housing Institute Permitting issues with City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development were resolved last week with the help of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray. Nickelsville residents were able to complete their move to their new home at 1010 S. Dearborn.
A community response to the Nickelsville move to the ID
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Supporters of Little Saigon were shocked by Nickelsville’s (also known as “Tent City”) intent to relocate to the International District. Residents of the ID are concerned that the neighborhood is already rife with crimes. In June, there was a shooting close to the Seattle Deli on 12th Ave. S. […]
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