Two sites in Portlaoise are being prioritised.
Laois County Council hopes to begin construction on two key social housing projects this year.
Redevelopment of the former CBS school site and old convent on Church Street in Portlaoise are being prioritised for delivery.
They would provide 119 units of social housing and accommodation for the elderly upon completion.
Director of Services in Laois County Council. Joe Delaney says two social housing bodies are involved in the project: