15 Feb

Sharon Lee Joins Housing Trust Board

Housing Trust Silicon Valley is happy to announce Sharon Lee, an attorney in the greater Bay Area with a long history in nonprofit and community work, has joined the Board of Directors.

Lee is currently a product and privacy attorney at Houzz, an online community of homeowners and contractors to connect over home renovation, design ideas and implementation.  Prior to Houzz, she worked in legal and counsel roles at LinkedIn, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Kiva Microfunds and Skadden Arps Meagher & Flom. At Houzz, she oversees the company’s consumer and professional business on all legal and compliance matters. A California native who holds a B.S. from University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. from UCLA, she was also named in Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Class of 2018.

“Our Board has always been an inspiration for all we do and a driving force to all we want to do next,” said Julie Mahowald, Acting CEO of Housing Trust Silicon Valley. “Sharon recognizes that housing is a foundational issue that affects everyone’s life, and her legal acumen and compassion are welcome as we continue to serve those experiencing homelessness, renters and first-time homebuyers.”

Sharon joins Housing Trust’s 18 member Board – made up of leaders in tech, real estate, banking and housing – which oversees the loan, grant and assistance programs as well as advocacy efforts to increase the supply of affordable housing in the greater Bay Area.