Stoke-on-Trent City Council is launching an application process to sell 35 rundown houses for just £1.
The major regeneration scheme is being funded by the city council and government with the aim of transforming the Portland Street area of Cobridge.
The city council will initially cover the cost of refurbishing the homes and will sell them for just £1.
However, the new owners will have to pay back the cost of the refurbishment over a set period of time.
It is the first phase in a £3million project which will see 124 long term empty homes in Portland Street and Bond Street brought back into use.