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
Emily Cox MBE with Keith Loraine OBE.
Featured article

We have appointed Emily Cox MBE as our new Chair to replace Keith Loraine OBE

28 July 2022

The Gentoo Group Board has appointed Emily Cox MBE as the successor to our retiring Chair, Keith Loraine OBE.

Keith, who joined Gentoo in 2017, is stepping down in September, as Chair of Gentoo Group and a member of the Group Board as he nears the end of his maximum six years of service.

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Latest news

4 August 2022

Our Athenaeum and Havelock offices are moving to City Hall

Our Athenaeum and Havelock offices will permanently close on Friday 12 August. Our new office at ...

28 July 2022

We are holding drop-in sessions across the city to support tenants and residents

You do not need to book an appointment.

Come along to speak to one of our Neighbourhood Co...

Joanne Gordon, Development Director at Gentoo Group, Councillor Iain Scott, Deputy Cabinet Member Sunderland City Council, Louise Buckton, New Build Director at EQUANS.
27 July 2022

Work progresses at Crosstree Park

We are delighted to share that construction has started on our latest development at Crosstree Pa...