Housing Partners with UNC School of Social Work

UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student Alex Lombardi had an aha moment shortly after she began working as an intern for the Housing Department.

Public housing neighborhoods in Chapel Hill are surrounded by student housing. But the communities and residents don’t really mix.

“In Chapel Hill, public housing is so well integrated, that many students are unaware,” she said. “When you’re a student you’re in a sort of bubble.”

Now Lombardi wants to get to know her neighbors – and it’s because of where she works. She is the first student from UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work in a new field instruction course based at the Town of Chapel Hill Housing Department.

Read more.

Town In News 6/29/17

Post Date:06/29/2017 4:30 PM


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Second Annual “Food for the Summer” Program Underway (Chapelboro.com)

Food for the Summer is well into its second year of providing lunches for children in need in the community and according to new program coordinator Emma Jenkins-Sullivan, the program has seen growth in outreach and involvement. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/news-around-town/second-annual-food-summer-program-underway


AC Hotel Construction Closing Portion of Downtown Street (Chapelboro.com)

Utility work is periodically closing a portion of a downtown Chapel Hill street through the end of next week. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/traffic/ac-hotel-construction-closing-portion-downtown-street


Two Firefighters Treated for Heat Exposure After Carol Woods Fire (Chapelboro.com)

Two firefighters – one from Chapel Hill and one from Carrboro – had to be treated for heat exposure after fighting a three-alarm fire on Tuesday, according to an update provided by Chapel Hill officials. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/fire/two-firefighters-treated-heat-exposure-carol-woods-fire


What should Chapel Hill do with the property it doesn’t need anymore? (The Herald-Sun)

In a few years, you might drop off the kids at the Kidzu Children’s Museum or the skate park on a Saturday morning, shop for fresh, local vegetables, and join a quick pickleball game – all without leaving the American Legion campus. Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article158499994.html


Three-Alarm Fire at Carol Woods (Chapelboro.com)

No residents were injured when what fire officials described to WCHL as a three-alarm fire broke out at the fitness center at the Carol Woods Retirement Community Tuesday afternoon. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/fire/three-alarm-fire-carol-woods


Town of Chapel Hill to host Fourth of July celebration at Kenan Stadium (UNC News)

The Town of Chapel Hill will host its annual fireworks celebration at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan Stadium on Fourth of July. Read more: http://www.unc.edu/campus-updates/fourth-of-july-2017/


Chapel Hill Officials Consider Plans for a Mixed-use Center on North Estes Drive (Chapelboro.com)

A planned community may be coming to Chapel Hill, but not before its prospective developer revises a concept plan to which town officials recently objected. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/development/chapel-hill-officials-consider-plans-mixed-use-center-north-estes-drive


Roads Reopened After Gas Leak Reported in Downtown Chapel Hill (Chapelboro.com)

Officials said that the leak had been stopped as of 12:35 and that the roadways that were closed will be reopening. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/safety/gas-leak-reported-downtown-chapel-hill


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