Sharon Lee

Sharon Lee
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Sharon Lee is the executive director of the Low Income Housing Institute, which owns and manages over 2,200 units of affordable housing.
Six tiny houses share a common deck.

Tiny House Villages in Seattle: An Efficient Response to Our Homelessness Crisis

Over the past three years, Seattle has led the country in piloting tiny house villages as a response to the homelessness crisis. Here's how they're doing it, and the lessons they're learning.
A group of people stand outside a home used for transitional housing after it lost funds due to the City of Seattle diverting resources to rapid re-housing.

The Overselling of Rapid Re-housing  

Rapid re-housing, originally a strategy to prevent homelessness for households experiencing a temporary financial crisis, is now being promoted widely as a broad solution. But in a high-cost area, it's possible it might do more harm than good.
Front of four small houses, colored tan, light blue, yellow, and deep blue with a door and one window.

More Than a Fad: Tiny Houses Save Lives, Provide Dignity

After seven years of advocacy from housing activists, the city of Seattle unanimously passed an ordinance permitting tent encampments or tiny house villages on city-owned or private property.