James Bradley Lee III
James Lee is a community advocate for the Stan Greenspon Holocaust and Social Justice Education Center. Since 2019, James has worked with the Greenspon Center on a number of affordable housing initiatives as he works to expand access to affordable housing in Charlotte and prevent displacement in Grier Town, specifically, and in Mecklenburg County, as a whole. James works to ensure that in addition to Charlotte growing to support the one hundred new people who move here every day, we have housing for the thousand people who can't afford to live here and they can't afford to leave.
James currently serves as a member of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County's Continuum of Care Governing Board. He occupies the lived experience seat having experienced homelessness off and on over the last 20 years. James is a community advisor to the Foundation for the Carolinas with their trust-based philanthropy project. He regularly leads conversations for Crisis Assistance Ministry Poverty Simulations. James is an advisor to Built for Zero, an organization that looks to restructure our system so it serves everyone and we can have zero homelessness. Through his work with Results International, that supports advocacy on legislative issues, he has travelled to Chicago and Washington.