60 homeloans applications under Rebuilding Ireland have been approved by Kildare County Council.
The Kildare authority can drawn down a loan of €15 million in order to provide mortgages to first time buyers in the county.
The monies may be used to buy homes valued at up to €288,000.
2,628 applications have been lodged across Ireland.
Of the valid applications, 1,024 have been approved for an average loan value of €160,000.