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
Featured article

Green light for 110 new affordable homes on former Fulwell Quarry site

14 June 2022

Sunderland City Council has approved our plans for 110 new affordable homes to be built on the site of the former Fulwell Quarry.  

The scheme, which has been given outline planning permission, marks the next stage of our regeneration in the north of the city. 

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Latest news

22 June 2022

Sunderland City Councillor steps down from Gentoo Board

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24 May 2022

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