The new-builds are planned for towns in North Lanarkshire, as part of the council's Building for the Future programme.
A total of 255 new properties will be built in the latest phase of the programme to create 1000 new homes across the authority area by 2020.
Airdrie, Chapelhall, Coatbridge, Cumbernauld, Wishaw, Motherwell, New Stevenston and Harthill will benefit in the next round of plans up to 2017/18.
Many of the new homes are to be built on former school sites.
Councillors have now approved the plans, subject to feasibility studies and planning consultation.
Elaine McHugh, head of Housing Services said: "This is another exciting development in our new build programme.
"The majority of the developments are on brownfield sites, often on former school sites and at the heart of our communities.
"Our programme aims to meet particular needs within local communities and improve the range of properties within our housing stock."
From an initial plan of 125 properties, the programme has now expanded to a target of 1000 units by 2020.
All of the projects built to date have received a contribution from the Scottish Government towards the development costs.
In addition to the 200 houses already completed across eight sites, work is either underway or about to start on a further 115 units on sites across North Lanarkshire.
Councillor Sam Love, Convener of Housing and Social Work Services added: "This announcement is a great boost for local communities.
"I am delighted that we have been able to build new homes while managing to keep our rents among the lowest in Scotland and continuing to invest in our current stock."