Welcome to Gentoo

We are a housing association that provides homes for more than 60,000 people.

About us

We have over 30,000 properties across Sunderland, Washington, Houghton and Hetton. Our vision is to provide great homes, strong communities and inspired people.

We believe everyone has the right to live in a good quality home they can afford. We invest millions of pounds every year to keep your home safe, secure and in good repair.

To help reduce the UK housing shortage, we are building 1,200 new homes for rent in Sunderland by 2026. 

New homes are available to buy from Gentoo Homes and through the Shared Ownership scheme.

About us
Gentoo welcomes 15 new apprentices to Sunderland
Featured article

Gentoo welcomes 15 new apprentices to Sunderland

20 September 2022

We are proud to have welcomed 15 new apprentices this month following a successful apprenticeship open day at the Group’s head office in June.

The open day was the first recruitment event held since the pandemic hit in 2020 and was attended by over 300 people. The event provided applicants......

Read the full article

Latest news

23 September 2022

We are changing our office numbers

We are changing our telephone system to make it easier for tenants to call us. From Friday 30 Sep...

12 September 2022

We are raising awareness of Gas Safety Week amid the Cost-of-Living Crisis

We are proud to support Gas Safety Week by raising awareness of gas safety amid the cost-of-livin...

5 September 2022

Work starts on multi million pound eco-friendly affordable housing scheme in Penshaw

Construction work has started on a new multi-million pound eco-friendly residential affordable ho...