Construction has finished on the three-bedroomed, two-storey property in Byron Avenue, with off street parking behind 159 Bournemouth Park Road, Southend.
This project used Essex-based companies - with AK Design providing architectural services and Kingdom Facilities & Construction (KFC), with partners Every Project Counts (EPC) contracted to build the property.
The Council has identified more Council-owned land in Shoebury as suitable to develop for affordable housing for Southend residents and work is being finalised to progress with these plans.
Executive Councillor for Adult Social Care, Health and Housing, Councillor David Norman said: “We are very pleased indeed to see this project completed and ready for its first tenants.
“It is the result of a review of council-owned land in the borough, as part of our commitment to provide affordable homes for residents.
“We have used this as a pilot scheme so we hope it will be the first of many. We very much need to increase the borough’s stock of affordable housing.
“We are intending to start building more homes on Council land in Shoebury later this year. In addition we are now actively considering further sites for the building of council homes elsewhere in the borough.”