HOUSING Tasmania has promised a response to a petition from Ravenswood residents concerned about antisocial behaviour.
A Pioneer Parade resident, who did not want to be named for fear of retribution, yesterday placed a notice in The Examiner complaining of problems in the street.
The resident yesterday presented a petition with about 50 signatures to Housing Tasmania asking for a resident in one of the authority's houses in Pioneer Parade to be evicted.
The resident said bad behaviour during the past six to seven months meant the street was now a virtual ghetto, as residents were scared and no one wanted to move there.
During recent months, the resident said people had been attacked on the footpath, houses had been vandalised and torched and burglaries had been common.
The resident said valuable items had been stolen from their property and people had sat outside in the early hours of the morning smoking drugs.
Housing Tasmania housing operations manager Lynden Pennicott confirmed the petition had been received and a formal response was being prepared.
"Housing Tasmania takes any allegation of this nature seriously," he said.
"However, if anyone has concerns about possible illegal behaviour, we would encourage them to report it to Tasmania Police as they are the appropriate body for dealing with allegations of criminal behaviour."
As a landlord, Housing Tasmania must observe the requirements of the Residential Tenancy Act and the lease agreement with the tenant.
"Any action taken by Housing Tasmania must be progressed through the courts and be able to be substantiated with evidence in front of a magistrate," he said.
"Housing Tasmania has strict policies in place regarding tenant behaviour and will take appropriate action if those policies are found to have been breached."
Tasmania Police did not comment yesterday.