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.
Community Information Meeting on Municipal Services Center
A community information meeting to discuss the planning of a Municipal Services Center will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, in the Magnolia Conference Room of the Giles Horney Building, 103 Airport Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599.
A new municipal service facility would serve several Town of Chapel Hill administrative needs which could include police, parks and recreation administration and fire. The site under consideration is on Estes Drive Extension adjacent to existing University functions and owned by UNC-Chapel Hill.
The community meeting will be an opportunity to hear the interests of the neighborhood, and share pertinent information before Council consideration. Community feedback will be included in the presentation to the Council on Sep. 27.
Meeting facilitator Andrew Sachs met with Town staff and a few neighborhood volunteers to develop the proposed community meeting agenda, which will be posted at www.townofchapelhill.org/EstesProject
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