Lewisham Council have approved 32 homes at a site on Mayow Road near Forest Hill school.
Twenty six flats will be for homeless families, and six for those with learning difficulties and/or autism.
The project is a collaboration with the NHS and sees supported living accommodation residents having 24/7 care.
Plans passed extremely quickly with submission in mid-August and approval six weeks later. Work on site should start in spring 2020.
According to Lewisham Council: “A new special educational needs school is also planned for construction directly opposite the site.”