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 Respond to Sexual Assault
The Chapel Hill Police Department responded at 7:32 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, to a report of a sexual assault that occurred in a wooded area near Drew Hill Lane. The victim described the suspect as a dark skinned black male between the ages of 18 and 25. His height was approximately 5’10" to 6’1" and he had a medium build. The suspect had a box or flat top haircut with a dot pattern cut into the sides and back. He was wearing a maroon colored t-shirt and gray jogging pants.
If anyone has information about the incident, please call either 911 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 arrest.