Approval has been granted for three housing projects in Laois by the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage.
The three projects, in Portlaoise, Durrow and Portarlington, are set to see 103 new homes brought to Laois.
The Department has approved funding for the former CBS site in Portlaoise which will see 67 new homes built by Cluid Approved Housing Body.
These new houses will then be let out to people on the Laois County Council housing list.
The project will be delivered in three phases with the first stage due for delivery before the end of 2022.
Site preparation works have recently commenced on this project.
Approval has been granted to Laois County Council for 18 new social homes at Derry Road, Durrow.
This project will see nine one-bedroom homes, four two-bedroom homes and five three-bedroom homes constructed.
Expected delivery on this project is 2023 and these new homes are in addition to the Sean Doire housing project for 22 houses already in progress on the Cork Road in Durrow.
Portarlington will also benefit as Laois County Council has been approved to acquire 18 homes in Market Square, Portarlington. 15 of the homes are proposed for elderly residents.
Welcoming the news, Laois TD and Minister for State Sean Fleming said this would help alleviate the housing problems.
He said: “This is excellent news that 103 new housing units will become available to provide homes for families and individuals in County Laois.
“I look forward to seeing the works commence on these projects and I hope to see more projects approved in the future to help alleviate the housing problems people are currently trying to deal with.”