A modular development at Wigan Pier is among three schemes set to receive a share of £6.5m from the Greater Manchester Housing Fund.
Three deals are due to be signed off at a meeting of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority on Friday.
Wigan Pier, being brought forward by Step Places on behalf of the council, is due to receive £1.1m to build eight modular townhouses.
The mixed-use regeneration of Wigan Pier has been a long-running project, and includes the eight townhouses, a food hall and event venues, given planning consent earlier this year.
The architect is Southgate Sarabia.
In Bolton, Hollins Homes at Hartley’s Farm is set to be awarded £3.1m for 38 houses and 18 apartments; 18 of the homes will be affordable.
Wiggett Homes is set to receive £2.1m for the development of 35 houses at Perseverance Farm. Wiggett has previously had three loans from the housing fund; two have been repaid and the third project is on site.