Rent will be priced on a 30% discount rate.
46 affordable homes are coming to Westmeath under the county's first cost rental development.
The first 21 of the houses in Farranshock, Mullingar will be delivered before the end of this year, with the remaining 25 to come in the third quarter of next year.
They'll be a mix of two and three-bedroom homes, and rent will start at just over €1,000, a 30% discount on local rates.
Longford Westmeath Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy is welcoming the development: