Unity Homes has announced a partnership with Absa Bank Kenya to allow potential home buyers to acquire houses in Tatu City through the affordable housing financing scheme.

The collaboration will see the bank provide Kenya Mortgage Refinancing Company (KMRC) backed mortgages with terms of up to 25 years. Through the partnership, potential home buyers will acquire one-bedroom housing units in the prestigious Tatu City for an average of Ksh. 49,500 per month at a 9.5% fixed interest rate for the first nine years. The price of the modern apartments starts at Ksh. 5,950,000. Home buyers will also be required to raise the minimum 10% deposit to qualify for mortgage consideration.

Speaking while unveiling the partnership, the Unity Homes Executive Director, Jason Horsey,“This partnership is yet another significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to support the aspirations of many Kenyans, especially those just starting out in life, to acquire a home with the highest quality in standard finishes, at flexible repayment terms, and at one of the country’s best mixed-use developments comprising homes, schools, offices, a shopping district, medical clinics, nature areas, a sport and entertainment complex, and a manufacturing hub. Our dependability, quality and affordability have seen many Kenyans choose Unity Homes as their developer of choice and Tatu City, which has world class amenities and infrastructure, as their location to settle in.”

Horsey added that the mortgage application is open to Kenyan citizens who are either salaried or self-employed with verifiable income. The mortgage amount will be determined by the property price and what the applicant qualifies for.

Speaking at the same event, Peter Mutua, Customer Network Director from Absa Bank Kenya “The agreement is a demonstration of the power of the public-private partnership in driving the realisation of the affordable housing dream by bringing on board the expertise, technology, finances, infrastructure, incentives, and all other necessary requirements.”

The project size under consideration is 600 units of one-bedroom houses. Unity Homes is also currently constructing another 1200 affordable homes, with an additional 3000 units planned for development, all in line with the Government of Kenya’s affordable housing agenda.

“To be considered, employed customers must present a letter from their employer or an employee contract, a KRA pin, a letter of offer from Unity Homes, three-month pay slips, and 12-month certified bank statements. Self-employed individuals, on the other hand, will be required to present a business registration or certificate of incorporation, 12 months of audited financials, relevant business permits, a KRA Pin, a letter of offer, and 12 months of certified bank statements. These documents will be submitted to Absa Bank for qualification and due diligence,” Horsey added. Unity Homes a  property developer of residential communities in Kenya  mission is to mass produce investment-grade affordable housing, with a focus on community to enhance lives and secure futures.