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.

Read more.

Town In News 9/29/17

Post Date:09/29/2017 3:10 PM

Town in News – TIN Report – is a sampling of news media coverage about the Town of Chapel Hill compiled by the Communications and Public Affairs Department. This listing includes articles and columns that are available on the web, and may not necessarily contain all stories in the print edition of the papers or on televised broadcasts.

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DOLRT Station Info Meeting Thursday Night in Chapel Hill (Chapelboro.com)

The Durham-Orange Light Rail Project has been approved by the Federal Transit Administration to enter the engineering phase. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/local-government/dolrt-station-info-meeting-thursday-night-in-chapel-hill

Chapel Hill's Stream Team keeping local streams clean (The Daily Tar Heel)

The Town of Chapel Hill’s water quality monitoring volunteer group, Stream Team, aims to connect residents to the environment and promote an environmentally conscious community. Read more: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/09/stream-team-0928

Free Legal Clinic For DACA Recipients Up for Renewal (WUNC)

President Trump announced earlier this month that he's rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but some recipients are still eligible for renewal. The program offers work visas to undocumented people brought to the U.S. as children. Read more: http://wunc.org/post/free-legal-clinic-daca-recipients-renewal#stream/0

Chapel Hill and Carrboro hold free legal clinic for DACA recipients (The Daily Tar Heel)

The Town of Chapel Hill and the Town of Carrboro have partnered with El Centro Hispano, a community building nonprofit that assists the Triangle’s Latinx population, to sponsor a free legal clinic for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients who may be eligible to renew their status. Read more: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/09/chapel-hill-and-carrboro-hold-free-legal-clinic-for-daca-recipients

Barefoot Chapel Hill kidnapper forced victim give him a ride to Raleigh, police say. (WNCN)

A barefoot man pulled a gun on someone in Chapel Hill on Wednesday, then forced his victim to drive him to Raleigh, according to Chapel Hill officials. Read more: http://wncn.com/2017/09/27/barefoot-chapel-hill-kidnapper-forced-victim-to-give-him-a-ride-to-raleigh-police-say/

Chapel Hill Police Searching for Kidnapping Suspect (Chapelboro.com)

Chapel Hill Police are looking for a suspect in connection with an armed robbery and kidnapping. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/crime/chapel-hill-police-searching-kidnapping-suspect

University debates closing Horace Williams Airport (The Daily Tar Heel)

The UNC Board of Trustees meets this week to discuss closing Horace Williams Airport because of reduced use and much needed repairs that will cost UNC approximately $1 million. Read more: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/09/university-debates-closing-horace-williams-airport

Eubanks Road Speed Limit Decreased (Chapelboro.com)

A portion of Eubanks Road stretching from Millhouse Road to Martin Luther King Boulevard near the I-40 interchange has had its speed limit reduced from 45 MPH to 35 MPH. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/traffic/eubanks-road-speed-limit-decreased


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