Renting in Ghana is one of the most difficult things affecting the youth currently, Many countries have affordable homes where people can rent and pay every month.
In Ghana, even though the Law states that the maximum months of rent advance you can be asked is 6 months, Landlords always request 2 Years, or 3 years advance. Making it difficult to either rent or progress.
Politicians have brought a few measures to tackle the situation with the NDC Suggesting a Housing scheme where Tenants would own the Houses they rest in over time and the NPP suggesting a scheme where they’ll support Tenants and Pay for them, for the Tenants to pay to the government on monthly Basis. Well, One good news is here.
Government to pay rent on behalf of tenants
Ghana has developed a platform where the State, through the National Rental Assistance Scheme (NRAS), pays rent advance directly to landlords on behalf of tenants.
National Rental Assistance Scheme pays rent advances for all qualified applicants who are in the process of renewing or renting a room, an apartment, or a complete house. Their services allow renters to make monthly affordable rent payments.
This payment can be made even through mobile money
Documents required and how to Apply
To qualify, an applicant must show proof of employment (3 months payslips),
Proof of income (3 months official bank statements or mobile money statements) or audited financial statements (for business owners).
Submit 2 forms of national identification and pay an application processing fee of 100 cedis.
If an application is approved, the National Rental Assistance Scheme will arrange with your chosen landlord to pay the rent advance directly and sign all required tenancy documentation.
If you need a room Now, Click Here to Apply
Call 0551 341 515 or 0550408 879
National Rent Assistance Scheme Portal National Rental Assistance Scheme Portal and Rent Master
Areas to Start are
Ashanti Region – Kumasi
Greater Accra Region Accra-Tema
Western region Takoradi
Eastern Region Koforidua
Northern Region Tamale
Bono East Region Techiman
More to come soon