A Labour Party proposal to introduce a cash grant scheme for first-time buyers is likely to be shot down amid fears it would cause house prices to increase further.
The measures would mean the minister directs local authorities to provide cash grants to applicants struggling to get onto the property market in cities such as Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway.
Dublin Central TD Joe Costello and party chairman Jack Wall said measures are needed to assist those trying to get onto the property ladder.
But senior Government sources have voiced caution over such a move, warning against any such measure that could cause house prices to escalate further.
Mr Kelly is also due to roll out a suite of measures aimed at stalling spiralling rent bills