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.
Alcohol Sales on Sundays in Chapel Hill
The Chapel Hill Town Council voted on Sept. 6, 2017, to allow Sunday morning sales of beer and unfortified wine at retail stores for off-premises consumption in Chapel Hill, starting immediately.
Chapel Hill is among several North Carolina municipalities that have approved restaurants and hotels to sell mixed drinks, and for stores to sell beer and wine as early as 10 a.m. Sundays. This comes after state legislation allowing local decisions on the issue was signed into law in June 2017.
The Council had voted to allow the sale of alcohol in restaurants back in July. It delayed the decision on alcohol sales in stores until September to allow for greater public input on the question.