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.
Message from Mayor Pam Hemminger
Update on Possible Rally
Late yesterday UNC Chancellor Carol Folt sent a message to the University community which addresses the possibility of a rally at 7 p.m. today (Tuesday, Aug. 22) near the Silent Sam statute on UNC campus.
To ensure that our entire community is up to date, I wish to share the Chancellor’s message with you. http://www.unc.edu/campus-updates/message-chancellor-carol-l-folt-possible-rally/ I am also attaching the letter I sent to the Chancellor about removal of the statue. http://www.townofchapelhill.org/Home/Components/News/News/11386/22
In doing so, I want to reassure everyone that our public safety officers, Town staff and the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership are working together with the University and downtown business owners in the best interests of community safety.
In the wake of events in Charlottesville and Durham, we know that tensions are running high, and we wish to reaffirm that the Town of Chapel Hill remains committed to diversity, inclusion and respect for all.
We will continue to look for ways to foster opportunities for peaceful and constructive dialogue on pressing social justice issues so that our community can move forward together.
Along with the University, we are continuing to monitor this situation and will be providing additional information, including possible road closures in downtown, should it be necessary. Subscribe to news from the Town of Chapel Hill at www.townofchapelhill.org/signup, send a request for assistance to email@example.com or follow us on social media @ChapelHillGov.
Mayor Pam Hemminger
Town of Chapel Hill