Safe, affordable housing is often a critical need for people with serious mental illnesses, who often face homelessness. In rural Chatham County, assistant professor Amy Blank Wilson and other researchers are working with Cross Disability Services Inc.(XDS) to create a “tiny house” community that will provide its residents with homes, access to healthy food and mental health services.
This project is believed to be the first of its kind in the world. Carolina recognized Amy’s work with the C. Felix Harvey Award to Advance Institutional Priorities, awarded for exemplary faculty scholarship that reflects UNC’s commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation.
This is story number 47 in the Carolina Stories 225th Anniversary Edition magazine.