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 Seek Information in Armed Robberies
The Chapel Hill Police Department is seeking assistance in the apprehension of a suspect involved in armed robberies Monday evening at 405 W. Rosemary St. (La Nueva Guadalupana) and 1 Europa Drive (Sheraton Hotel). Officers were dispatched to La Nueva Guadalupana at 8:37 p.m. and at 8:58 p.m. to the Sheraton Hotel.
The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall, dressed in a black shirt and either black or khaki pants. He had a small green towel covering his head. The suspect displayed a compact black handgun at both locations. The suspect got into the passenger side of a small, light colored sedan.
The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash from the Sheraton Hotel. Nothing was taken from La Nueva Guadalupana.
If anyone has information about these incidents, please call either the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760 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 an arrest. You can also leave tips for Crime Stoppers at crimestoppers-chcunc.org.