is paper will address the emerging theme of convivencia, or co-existence, from my doctoral dissertation that examines the influences of the meanings of home and habitat of key actors (e.g. residents, municipal agency staff, planners, and architects and developers) involved in the production and consumption of social housing in Bogotá on associated housing, neighborhood and community building practices. There is an absence of research that explores their conceptual clarity among involved actors, which is fundamental to success in the kinds of consensus-building and participatory initiatives that housing planners argue is the basis of good housing practice (e.g. Healey, 2003). It is believed that through their distinct communities of experience and professional practice and resulting parlances, the types of actors differently incorporate psychological, spatial and socio-structural dimensions in their meanings of these two taken-for-granted terms. For example, developers, designers, and municipal entities are more concerned with function, aesthetics and costs of the project. Whereas, residents might be more concerned over decision-making and space control in and near their housing (Sinha, 1991). While the final goal is to improve living conditions, the various voices sharing this goal have yet to be deconstructed in the housing, planning or policy literature in either the United States or Latin America. Utilizing an interdisciplinary perspective culled from the social sciences, architecture and urban planning literatures, this study will examine the issue through a field-based qualitative case study of one of Bogotá’s state-organized social housing initiatives. Data collection methods of in-depth narrative interviews, participant observations, a focus group and archival research have been able to capture Metrovivienda’s varying efforts in their new communities. Referencing socio-structural forces, the dissertation will illustrate the multi-faceted stories of each kind of actor that highlight the influence of their personal, social and physical understandings of home and habitat on the housing, neighborhood and community building practices of the agency’s social housing development process. Influenced by post-modernist epistemological practices, planning and housing research have begun to embrace this narrative turn to understand practice through stories and rhetoric (Sandercock & Attili, 2010). Preliminary analysis of data is revealing that convivencia is surfacing as a major theme whose dynamics in state-sponsored housing poses significant challenges. However, convivencia, as envisioned by research participants, can also serve as a concept by which to organize planning at the housing, neighborhood and community development scales.