The Chapel Hill Building Integrated Communities Project (Chapel Hill BIC) is a two-year collaboration between the Town of Chapel Hill, local
community groups and residents, and the statewide Building Integrated Communities program at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Chapel Hill BIC is a community planningproject, which means that community members and government staff are working together to develop town plans. The goals of Chapel Hill BIC are to:
Share and build knowledge about Chapel Hill’s foreign-born and refugee communities
Improve relationships and communication with foreign-born “newcomers”to Chapel Hill
Support resident participation in local government
Achieving these goals is a three-phase process. The first phase, a community assessment, gathered information on immigrant and refugee residents and their recommendations to improve local government. Chapel Hill’s 2018 Community Assessment Report reflects the valuable input of 250+ local residents. Check out the Executive Summary and Full Report in the blue tables to the right.
The next two phases of the initiative are action planning and implementation.
The Town's Action Plan, published in February 2019,
was jointly developed in collaboration with representatives from Chapel Hill's immigrant and refugee focused organizations.Check out the Action Plan in the green table to the right.
Learn more about Chapel Hill BIC by watching this video!
What are we doing now?
The graphic below shows the Chapel Hill BIC project timeline.
During this project, we will use this web page to share any helpful
information or materials that we create, such as community reports or
town plans. You can also sign up below to receive updates and materials
For more information about the Chapel Hill BIC Project, contact:
Sarah Viñas, Assistant Director of the Chapel Hill Office of Housing & Community, at firstname.lastname@example.org / +1 919-969-5079 (habla español)