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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.

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Chapel Hill Fire Personnel Deploy to Texas

Post Date:08/31/2017 7:16 PM
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Four Chapel Hill Fire Department employees deployed to Texas Thursday morning, Aug. 31, 2017, as members of the North Carolina Task Force 8 in a partnership with the cities of Durham and Raleigh.
Task Force 8 is expected to be deployed 9-10 days. The team will assist in search and rescue efforts that continue in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which dropped a record 51.88 inches of rain in southeast Texas.
The Town of Chapel Hill has mutual aid agreements in place to call on if a swift-water rescue is necessary in our area while the team is deployed.
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