Westmeath County Council has confirmed the figure.
Between 40 to 50 social housing units are due to come on-stream in the Athlone-Moate area this year.
Westmeath County Council confirmed the estimated figure at a meeting of the local municipal district this week.
The Executive also confirmed no lands in Athlone have been identified by the Land Development Agency for housing projects.
The LDA has already identified Columb Barracks in Mullingar for housing, with preliminary designs there now complete.