Scots local authorities will be given a £25m package to build new council houses over the next three years.
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made the announcement as she addressed the SNP spring conference.
She told a packed conference hall in Edinburgh that the Scottish Government's goal to build 35,000 new houses every year by 2015 would need "all hands on deck" to be met.
But when it comes to building houses, £25 million over three years does not go very far. I would estimate that it might deliver some 250 to 300 houses (averaging less than 10 per local authority) - well short of the goal of 35,000 every year.