An increased funding allocation of £ 11.2million means more affordable homes are set to be delivered across East Ayrshire in the next financial year.
Increases have been guaranteed for the next three years, rising to £ 11.8 million in 2019- 20 and £ 12.6 million in 2020- 21.
Scottish Government investment will bring the overall funding allocation for affordable housing across all councils to £ 1.79 billion by 2020- 21.
Housing Minister Kevin Stewart said: “Affordable housing is about more than just bricks and mortar – it provides safe, warm homes, and delivers great benefits for East Ayrshire and the country as a whole.
“The most recent statistics show we have delivered almost 72,500 affordable homes since 2007 and we are on track to deliver at least 50,000 over this Parliament, backed by over £ 3 billion.
“That is the single biggest investment in, and delivery of, affordable housing since devolution.”