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Housing Authority Resident's Grievance Procedure

Spanish translation: Procedimiento ..... see below

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10:06 Sep 6, 2000
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
Bus/Financial
English term or phrase: Housing Authority Resident's Grievance Procedure
Orellana's Glossary says that Housing Authority is: Direccion de la Vivienda.. Is this the commonly used name for the Housing Authority (as in the government entity?) or is there a better way to phrase it? Also, Grievance Procedure... I would like your opinion on the best way to translate this...
Thanks to all who may answer!
Pamela
Spanish translation:Procedimiento ..... see below
Explanation:
I forgot the second part. I suggest Procedimintos para Reclamaciones (shorter, it's pretty self-evident who's going to complain) or Procedimientos para Reclamaciónes por parte de los Residentes (longer, as tends to be the case for Spanish).
A final possibility is to paraphrase the function of this authority and then include in parentheses the full title, e.g. "la organización/el departamento responsable para/el procedimiento resolver las reclamaciones de los residentes (Housing Authority Resident's/Residents Grievance Procedure(s)). Note that there is a slight difference in the singular and plural.
Your final choice will naturally depend on the context and your reader.
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xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 18:22
Grading comment
It seems that most of the answers make sense, but this was the one that I had come up with too... thanks for confirming my choice.
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Summary of answers provided
naDirección de la Viviendacharlesink
naProcedimiento ..... see belowxxxLia Fail
naAdministración de la Vivienda (Housing Authority...)xxxLia Fail
naprocedimiento de reivindicaciónLillian Valdés
naProcedimiento de resolución de conflictos del Instituto de la ViviendaMonroy


  

Answers


32 mins
Procedimiento de resolución de conflictos del Instituto de la Vivienda


Explanation:
"Housing Authority" could be translated in several ways depending on context. Here in Spain the legal term is "Autoridad sobre hogares", the offical government agency is "Instituto
de la Vivienda"
I hope this helps some.

Monroy

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41 mins
procedimiento de reivindicación


Explanation:
In the Urrutia Dictionary of Business, "grievance procedure" is translated as "procedimiento de reinvindicación".As for "housing authority", you might try running a search on a Spanish search engine with the word "vivienda" in order to determine the name of the housing authority in the country for which the translation is intended (Latin America or Spain).

Lillian Valdés
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2 hrs
Administración de la Vivienda (Housing Authority...)


Explanation:
It may not be wise (it could be misleading) to translate Housing Authority by a functional equivalent corresponding to another country, since their functions may vary substantially . I would put the translation in italics and then the full title in the original in parentheses. As part of an italicised title I would suggest Administración de la Vivienda.

xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 18:22
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 631
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2 hrs
Procedimiento ..... see below


Explanation:
I forgot the second part. I suggest Procedimintos para Reclamaciones (shorter, it's pretty self-evident who's going to complain) or Procedimientos para Reclamaciónes por parte de los Residentes (longer, as tends to be the case for Spanish).
A final possibility is to paraphrase the function of this authority and then include in parentheses the full title, e.g. "la organización/el departamento responsable para/el procedimiento resolver las reclamaciones de los residentes (Housing Authority Resident's/Residents Grievance Procedure(s)). Note that there is a slight difference in the singular and plural.
Your final choice will naturally depend on the context and your reader.

xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 18:22
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 631
Grading comment
It seems that most of the answers make sense, but this was the one that I had come up with too... thanks for confirming my choice.
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4 hrs
Dirección de la Vivienda


Explanation:
But ... the name depeds on the country where it is located. As you certainly know, government bureaucrats are rather fantasious when naming the Authorities, Secretaries, Ministeries and so on ...


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charlesink
Local time: 13:22
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PRO pts in pair: 318
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