The Role of the Director of Housing

  • Ted Cantle
Part of the Macmillan Building and Surveying Series book series (BASS)


The role of the Director of Housing has changed and is changing. It will go on changing, partly in response to external pressures, such as government policy, but also as the profession develops and new management practices are refined. However, developments will be patchy and uneven. Every authority is different, with enormous variations in the scale and scope of departments, the role played by elected members, the local housing conditions and the contribution of private and voluntary-sector agencies. Individual directors also have different styles and the tradition and culture of authorities also varies considerably. Nevertheless, it is possible to suggest a clear future role that takes account of the present uncertainties and the climate of change. Some changes have, in any case, been long overdue and in the current climate will be found to be essential.


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