The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has agreed £57m of funding to build 1,787 new homes in East Anglia.
Construction work will start during this financial year with 20% of the homes completed by the spring.
They will be a mixture of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom homes, and based on the housing needs in the local area.
The homes, in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex, will be built to high sustainability standards, and 120 will be 'zero carbon'.
The biggest schemes are:
- Bardwell, Suffolk, £318,000 of funding, 8 homes, delivered by Hastoe Housing Association
- Clitheroe Gardens, Hertfordshire, £1.5m, 31 homes, Sanctuary Housing Association
- Colchester, £2.7m invested, 61 homes, Family Mosaic
- The Carbon Challenge, Peterborough, £7.8m invested, 120 zero carbon homes, Morris Homes
- Southend garage sites redevelopment, Essex (in Thames Gateway regeneration area) £1.5m, 39 homes, Hastoe Housing Association
- Norwich, £4m, 111 homes
- St Bedes School redevelopment, Bedford, £4,585m, 106 homes, Orbit Housing