Dwellings owned by Government, and rented to occupants at subsidised rates. Does not include plots of land sold by Government at subsidised rates for private dwellings
Social housing is legally defined as affordable housing operated by non-profit or co-operative agencies and funded by a legally-prescribed government program. Since it doesn't change hands, this housing remains affordable over time.
Housing which is not privately owned, but rented or from a Housing Association, Trust or council.