Housing as a concept can be looked at broadly as an objective and sequential process of building and providing shelter for individuals. This involves the government, local government authorities or even not for profit organizations devising and running programs which are geared at providing not just affordable but also cleaner, safer and more comfortable environments in which individuals could live, work and even conduct business for subsistence.
Developing from the concept of housing, regenerating social housing can therefore be viewed as a means by the local government to revive and maintain social housing based on a strategic approach of not just providing affordability but taking note of the more broader recognition of the need for energy efficiency and changes in demography which ultimately affect the economy and which thus have a direct influence on the choice of lifestyle and adaptation to circumstance. Notable also is that revitalization as in this case also focuses on adopting a people centered social development attribute which further enhances transformation into a financially stable societal institution.
A focus of regeneration as a new form of the local government's strategic approach to housing enables letting at low rent on secure bases to people with a major objective of provision of affordable accommodation to low income earners. Other beneficiaries to this program also include the unemployed, refugees and asylum seekers, the elderly and the disabled as well as those having specific needs. The scope and intensity of the management of the program in this case therefore justifies wide involvement by the mentioned sectors such as the government through the local authorities who particularly generate policies to govern the programs at the micro level and other stakeholders such as housing associations.
In view of the above discussion, it can be noted that social housing as a program cannot as it is be narrowly subjected to scrutiny by way of confining individuals to specific beneficiary categories or the effectiveness and efficiency of running it but more broadly as a collective strategy which aims at improving the livelihoods of all people by the society that they live in. This program should therefore be seen as aimed at improving both the quality and quantity of social homes which is enabled either through rent or through private investment which as such enhances the ability for individuals to purchase their own homes,and this further confirming the role of local government in social housing. Though stated as following certain identified attributes as the major forces for motivation, regenerating social housing in such practicality can thus be categorized more to a humanistic approach for equal opportunity for care and protection to which shelter is the basic motivation.