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Tyne and Wear Homes


Tyne & Wear Homes lets you search and apply for homes within

  • Gateshead
  • Newcastle
  • North Tyneside
  • South Tyneside

You can apply for a home in more than one council area through the scheme and it’s free to use.

You must have an application registered with Tyne and Wear Homes in order to bid for a home.

For further information and how to apply go to Tyne & Wear Homes for an application form.

Once you have registered your application on the Tyne & Wear Homes website there are a number of ways to bid for homes every week

  • Online at
  • By calling the 24 hour automated phone line on 0300 7777 245 – calls will be charged at the local rate
  • By Calling 0191 433 5345
  • By texting your housing reference number ‘space’ date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy) ‘space’ first property reference ‘space’ second reference ‘space’ third property reference to 0753 740 4367
  • By visiting your local housing office

You can make up to three bids for properties per week between Thursday 00:01 am and Monday at 11:59 pm it doesn’t matter when you do this during the cycle.