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 Town Council Approves 10 a.m. Brunch Alcohol Sales
The Chapel Hill Town Council voted tonight to allow 10 a.m. Sunday alcohol sales, allowing restaurants to begin serving mimosas and other alcoholic beverages at 10 a.m. Sundays instead of noon. A decision on whether to allow earlier alcohol sales in stores was deferred until fall.
Mayor Pam Hemminger said the Council acted on “on-premises consumption,” but delayed decision on “off-premises consumption” for 10 a.m. Sundays. The delay until fall – when more of the community is around in a college town like Chapel Hill – will allow more to provide public input. Following the unanimous vote, the Mayor invited residents and visitors to enjoy brunch in downtown Chapel Hill, which is offering free on-street parking on Saturdays during July.
Would you like to view the video of this Council Special Meeting? (townofchapelhill.org/councilvideo - this should be ready for online viewing by Tuesday afternoon).