The first three sites have been identified for hundreds of new low-cost homes as part of a joint venture between Brighton and Hove City Council and housing association Hyde.
The sites are in Clarendon Place, Portslade, north of Varley Hall in Coldean Lane, Brighton, and just west of Swanborough Place, in Whitehawk.
All three sites are on land owned by the council which will be sold to the £120 million joint venture on a long lease.
The principles of the deal were agreed almost a year ago after two marathon meetings of the council’s Housing and New Homes Committee.
Now the same committee is being asked to support the sale of the first three plots where hundreds of the 1,000 planned homes are to be built. Other sites will be chosen later.
The scheme is aimed at providing homes for rent or shared ownership for working people who earn a living wage.
Rents would start from £118 a week at today’s prices for a studio flat, rising to £206 for a three-bedroom property.
A final deal on the disposal of the three sites will be taken by the council’s Policy, Resources and Growth Committee on Thursday 12 October.
All three political parties on the council backed the joint venture after long debate over some of the details of the scheme and all ran for office on manifestos promising low-cost housing.