I live in one of those social housing properties that you are so worried about..
We are a low income family of four working all the hours god sends getting a new business off the ground..
Our neighbours are a guy that works in Tesco and his young family and a working single mum that lives with her 10 year old son..
Our mates 3 doors down are another young family of four, both parents working, the father is a full time forestry worker, mum works part time at a stables..
I think this mix of housing allocation works very well, certainly on this estate, and others that I know of..
I think that everyone wants to get on with their neighbours, regardless of their personal income, and bad neighbours are roundly disliked regardless of the range of social circumstances within the community..
This mixture of allocation has the added bonus that there will always be a few handy blokes that aren't allergic to community spirit living in your street, that you can turn to when you need help to deal with neighbourhood problems..
Think of us as your guardian angels, like the Hells Angels providing security at Altamont
I think a couple of the home owners at the top of our road were a bit nervous when the 'chavs' started moving in (the home owners houses were finished a year before the social housing properties), the guy who's car I helped dig out of the snow looked like he was literally going to wee with fright..
I can understand and forgive the apprehension though, we all fear that which we don't understand..