Housing in developing countries has reached a stage where the crisis can be alleviated as there is a shift from a socio-economic to a socio-polical phenomenon. The stage has been reached where housing needs to be implemented as a social art and not merely building construction. Consequently, the broad objective is to provide homes rather than houses to foster community belonging and participation. The introduction of new oppraches is a logical development of increasing social awareness of the role of housing as a need to provide shelter for many families. This paper proposes to identity key social & behavioral strategies that could impact on South Afrcia's housing future.