On Dec. 15, the Seattle International District Rotary Club presented Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) with a $10,000 grant to help families with children living in transitional housing. The grant will focus on the needs of homeless, immigrant and refugee families living at Columbia Court in Seattle.
LIHI celebrates 20 years with 9th annual gala and auction
The Low Income Housing Institute celebrated 20 years of providing housing and services to the community with its 9th annual gala and auction at the Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle on Oct. 28. During the past two years, LIHI staff have developed more than 3,600 units stretching across six counties. Their portfolio includes 1,845 units housing over […]
LETTER: Story about LIHI’s dispute with SeaSol did not reveal all
Editor: On Nov. 3, the Northwest Asian Weekly ran an article on the dispute between George Berumen working with the Seattle Solidarity Network, and the Low Income Housing Institute and its executive director, Sharon Lee. The article, “LIHI’s Sharon Lee and SeaSol clash over $99,” did not fully represent the position of SeaSol.
EDITORIAL: Too late for two warring parties to make amends? Nope.
One of our front page stories, “LIHI exec and local group in dispute over former tenant’s $99,” is a classic he-said-she-said kind of story. Sharon Lee, executive director of the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), said she’s been unfairly harassed at home and at work by the Seattle Solidarity Network (SeaSol).
LIHI’s Sharon Lee and SeaSol clash over $99
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “Amateurish and unsophisticated.” This is how Sharon Lee describes the actions of the Seattle Solidarity Network (SeaSol). Lee, executive director of the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), a Seattle nonprofit, is being targeted by SeaSol, which is taking up a cause on behalf of a man claiming that LIHI […]
Sept. 14: LIHI’s Gossett Place celebrates grand opening
The grand opening celebration for the Low Income Housing Institute’s (LIHI) Gossett Place took place at its location in the University District (4719 12th Ave. N.E.). Gossett Place is named in honor of King County Council chair and human rights champion Larry Gossett. Named as one of the most influential graduates of the University of […]
May 19: LIHI board elects Pearl Leung and Joe Ingram
The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI)’s board of directors welcomed Pearl Leung and Joe Ingram as new members. Leung is the community relations manager at Vulcan Inc. Ingram
Jan. 16: Low Income Housing Institute awarded nearly $4 million in capital funding
The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) was awarded $2,763,660 from the City of Seattle, $500,000 from King County, and $650,000 from Federal Home Loan Bank
Dec. 12: LIHI opens building named after Jim McDermott
The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) opened a 75-unit building called McDermott Place. The building is located in Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood and is dedicated to Congressman Jim McDermott. It will provide permanent supportive housing for 75 homeless men and women, with half of the units reserved for homeless veterans.
LIHI makes people rethink definition of low-income housing
This year, Secou Diate purchased his first home, a brand new four-bedroom townhouse that his wife, daughter, and unborn baby will enjoy. For Diate, it was the perfect time to purchase. Interest rates were low. The unit was in a brand-new development and it was in his price range.