Galway City Council is expected to vote on Tuesday on a plan to bring in 100 new homes a year to replace the existing 20,000 homes it plans to demolish.
This year, the council has approved plans to build 25 new homes over five years.
Council president Jim Byrne has said the council is seeking funding from the Department of Housing to buy new homes, and has said that he hopes to raise £4 million from the sale of homes.
He told the Galway Star this morning that he would ask the government to guarantee the money to be raised from the new homes.
Mr Byrne said that the council would have to find a way to cover the costs of the new houses if it were to be built.
We have the capability to build 200 new homes and this year we have had some people who want to buy their first home.
We are looking at building a new school and the council wants to build a new park.
We have had two or three people who have been on the council and they have been really keen to buy a home.
I am hopeful that we can get the money that we need, that will help us bring in these homes and hopefully that will allow us to bring a number of people to the city to build houses and provide housing for people.