North Tyneside and Salford City councils will be able to access up to£200m of funding from the Treasury to modernise and regenerate areas covering more than 3,000 homes.
The Department for Communities & Local Government said it would make a decision on the other nine bids in the new year.
The announcement yesterday was almost five months later than housing minister Yvette Cooper had originally said the government would reveal the successful bidders.
Housing PFI was awarded£1.22bn for its fourth and fifth rounds. Many schemes have taken years to get off the ground. Just six schemes reached contract signature this year.
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