This paper investigates the relationship between green spaces and vegetation and residents’ well-being in housing environments for low income people, characterized by distinct urban densities and distance to city center, and dwelling types. Questionnaires were applied to residents in order to reveal satisfaction levels regarding the housing estate, quality of views from the living-room and use and the appearance of open spaces. Structured interviews were used to better understand residents’ attitudes regarding the importance of vegetation. Green spaces attributes such as area and number of trees were registered through physical measurements. Among the main results is the importance of green spaces and vegetation for residents of social housing. Moreover, vegetation and green spaces are perceived as aesthetically pleasant improving the use of open spaces and the level of satisfaction with the housing environment as a whole, increasing residents’ well-being and self-esteem.