She will say that society, including politicians, should stop looking down on council tenants.
Former PM Margaret Thatcher encouraged them to buy their homes under the right-to-buy scheme.
Critics have blamed the 1980s policy for leading to a lack of social housing.
Mrs May now plans to pledge an extra £2billion for social housing over the next decade.
And in a speech to the National Housing Federation Summit, she will say: “Some residents are ashamed to share the fact their home belongs to a housing association or local authority.
“And many people in society, including too many politicians, continue to look down on social housing.”
She will add: “I want to see social housing that is so good, people are proud to call it their home.”
Details of the speech were revealed by the Daily Telegraph, which reports that an aide insisted the PM still wants as many Brits as possible on the housing ladder
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