York Housing Association has announced a £3.7 million initiative to build a series of social housing projects in York, Scarborough and East Yorkshire.
Having been awarded £600,000 in grant aid from the Homes and Communities Agency, the authority has confirmed that it is planning to build 33 new affordable homes.
Of these, it said that 12 will be two and three-bedroom family houses in York. There will also be 15 one-bedroom flats to ease homelessness in Scarborough.
Julia Histon, York Housing Association chief executive, told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "Now we can press ahead with these projects which will make a real impact in improving the quality of life of local people in the areas.
"In the coming months we will be working closely with local authorities across York, Scarborough and East Yorkshire to identify suitable sites for development."
All the housing projects are expected to have been completed by York Housing Association by 2015.