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.
Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Public Meetings
GoTriangle is holding two drop-in meetings in Durham and Chapel Hill to check in and inform the public of project updates for the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project.
- The Durham meeting will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham, NC 27701.
- The Chapel Hill meeting with be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
The Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project is a 17.7-mile project that will provide over 26,000 trips per day to residents and commuters taking advantage of employment, healthcare and educational opportunities in Durham and Chapel Hill. The rail project will connect three of the top 10 employers in the state (Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care).
For more information on light rail and other transit projects, please visit ourtransitfuture.com