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.
Chapel Hill Police Seek Information in Hit-and-Run
The Chapel Hill Police Department needs your help with information about a hit-and-run that took place early Wednesday morning.
Officers responded to the report of a person lying in the road near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Weaver Dairy Road at 4:51 a.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival, the person informed officers she had been struck by a dark sedan while she was crossing Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to UNC Hospital for treatment.
If anyone has information about this crime, please call either the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515. Calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential and anonymous, and the caller may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest. You can also leave tips for Crime Stoppers at crimestoppers-chcunc.org/.
Be Bright at Night
It’s important to be seen when walking near roads, especially when it’s dark. Wearing bright clothing and reflective items will help people who drive identify you. It’s also important to cross roads at designated locations and wait for appropriate crossing signals.