Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal are set to benefit from new government funding allocated for eight hundred social houses.
Some 100 million euro has been allocated by the Government to provide more than 800 social houses through local authorities and voluntary housing bodies for the next two years.
A combination of voluntary housing grants and local authority social housing worth almost two million euro has been assigned to Co. Donegal for forty-six units, while Sligo will receive just over two million for seventeen units.
While Leitrim will benefit from three hundred and fifty thousand euro for three local authority social housing units.
The 60 houses across the north west will be the last built under the current government and will largely be used to house the homeless, elderly and people with disabilities.
According to The Irish Times, approximately 100,000 households across the country are currently on the housing waiting list, an increase of almost 80 per cent in the last four years.
Minister of State for Housing, Jan O' Sullivan says she is determined the budget available is targeted at those most in need.