Spire Homes has started work on its new affordable housing development in Barnwell, near Oundle.
The nine two and three-bedroom homes will be available for below market rent and shared ownership, and will be ready to move into in October 2013.
Priority will be given to people who have a local connection to Barnwell.
Spire Homes chairman, Cllr John Farrar, said: “This development is a testament of what Spire Homes is about – building homes that people can afford, for those who need them the most. We know that these homes are needed now more than ever.”