200 new affordable homes will be built in the Scottish Borders.
The Scottish Housing Minister Margaret Burgess made the announcement during a visit to a new housing development in Innerleithen.
The homes will be delivered by the Scottish Government and Scottish Borders Council.
Mrs Burgess also officially opened the 24 home development at James Hogg Court in Innerleithen, delivered by Tweed Homes through the Scottish Government's National Housing Initiative.
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