Families on low incomes are moving in to new affordable housing developments in Heanor and Ripley.
Futures Housing Group has worked with William Davis Limited to build the 16 homes.
Jake and Claire Slodycz were among the first residents to move into one of the two-bedroom homes off Mount Street in Heanor. The couple had previously been living in a two-bedroom, first floor flat in Heanor with their two-year-old son Ethan. Jake, 27, a retail manager in Derby, said: “We applied for a move because the flat we were in wasn’t great for us.”