Sedgemoor Council is investing £1.9 million to build 14 new council homes on two sites.
They're being built at the former Withycutter Pub in Frederick Road in Bridgwater and at Alpha House in Highbridge's Market Street.
The authority say it's part of plans for 67 new council homes over the next year.
A spokesperson said: "Sedgemoor District Council is committed to creating communities where people want to live and work.
"As part of this commitment the council s increasing the number of new affordable council houses, helping to drive economic growth and investment into the district.
"With the demand for affordable homes on the increase, Sedgemoor District Council are once again building new council owned houses.
"These new properties form part of the current pipeline of 67 new Council homes planned for construction over the next year or so.
"The site of the former Withycutter has sat empty and has become an eyesore.
"The council plans to build six flats and three houses.
" Additional new homes will be built at Alpha House, providing five one-bedroomed flats, to complement the existing council dwellings already in the building.