Birmingham City Council has announced plans to build more than 650 new homes over the next year under a £5.85 million investment programme.
The homes will include 450 for social rent and 209 for sale and will be built on a range of sites all over the city from 165 properties on the Perry Common estate to small developments on derelict garage sites.
The council's cabinet is next week set to approve the first 38 homes as well as a policy of using local building contractors to build houses on the smaller sites.
The housing schemes, to be built under the council-owned Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust, are part of the authority's bid to tackle the 25,000 waiting list for social housing in the city.
The £5.85 million funding has been raised through rent income from council tenants, the right to buy income and some spin off cash given by private housing developers.
Cabinet member for development Tahir Ali said: "The Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust is doing some amazing work, just as the report says - we are keeping Birmingham building at a time when demand for houses is outstripping supply.
"This latest report sets out precisely where new homes will be built, from a couple of properties on former garage sites, to major developments.
"I'm particularly pleased to see the number of smaller sites as this shows how we have developed the Birmingham House Builders' Club which I launched last year.
"This is about giving small, local house-builders the opportunity to build new council homes."
The council aims to use the trust to build more than 2,000 home by 2020.