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Some aspects of a Housing Officer's work

Some aspects of a Housing Officer's work FORUM 15 SOME ASPECTS OF A HOUSING OFFICER'S WORK By E. MITCHELL TrnmE rr LAY LIKE .4, MUSHROOM growth on the hillside, this estate of 1150 houses, from a distance, giving the appearance of nniformity with its unrelieved design, its neat, monotonous rows, its unpainted, corrugated roofs and apparent lack of trees and vegetation. A town on the hilll--no Jerusalem this, no city with a p/lst history, just a centre of living, 10 years old. It might be said that the tenants anticipated the two Housing Officers' visit with about as much relish as the inhabitants of Jerusalem feared the threatened invasion of their city by the Saracen hordes. Understandable too! A Tenancy Agreement signed, a Tenancy Agreement unread and ignored, a house taken over and occupied, and ten years of undisturbed peace from the landlord. The town itself rang with humour and counter rumour. The Housing Officers were invested with authoritarian powers far beyond human and legislative scope. It was said that during the inspection, they opened drawers and cupboards, turned down beds and ordered slightly soiled sheets to be changed, pulled out wardrobes and looked under beds, and finally, had a carpenter in the ear who dismantled http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Australian Journal of Social Work Taylor & Francis

Some aspects of a Housing Officer's work

Australian Journal of Social Work , Volume 8 (1): 8 – Jun 1, 1955

Some aspects of a Housing Officer's work

Abstract

FORUM 15 SOME ASPECTS OF A HOUSING OFFICER'S WORK By E. MITCHELL TrnmE rr LAY LIKE .4, MUSHROOM growth on the hillside, this estate of 1150 houses, from a distance, giving the appearance of nniformity with its unrelieved design, its neat, monotonous rows, its unpainted, corrugated roofs and apparent lack of trees and vegetation. A town on the hilll--no Jerusalem this, no city with a p/lst history, just a centre of living, 10 years old. It might be said that the tenants anticipated the...
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Abstract

FORUM 15 SOME ASPECTS OF A HOUSING OFFICER'S WORK By E. MITCHELL TrnmE rr LAY LIKE .4, MUSHROOM growth on the hillside, this estate of 1150 houses, from a distance, giving the appearance of nniformity with its unrelieved design, its neat, monotonous rows, its unpainted, corrugated roofs and apparent lack of trees and vegetation. A town on the hilll--no Jerusalem this, no city with a p/lst history, just a centre of living, 10 years old. It might be said that the tenants anticipated the two Housing Officers' visit with about as much relish as the inhabitants of Jerusalem feared the threatened invasion of their city by the Saracen hordes. Understandable too! A Tenancy Agreement signed, a Tenancy Agreement unread and ignored, a house taken over and occupied, and ten years of undisturbed peace from the landlord. The town itself rang with humour and counter rumour. The Housing Officers were invested with authoritarian powers far beyond human and legislative scope. It was said that during the inspection, they opened drawers and cupboards, turned down beds and ordered slightly soiled sheets to be changed, pulled out wardrobes and looked under beds, and finally, had a carpenter in the ear who dismantled

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Australian Journal of Social WorkTaylor & Francis

Published: Jun 1, 1955

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