Maharashtra Housing & Area Development Authority
|The Maharashtra Housing & Area Development Authority, popularly known as MHADA, came into existence in 1977 following a state assembly Act passed in 1976. The main objective was to create opportunities for people from different social segments to own a home in the state at reasonable prices. Prior to MHADA, there existed Maharashtra Housing Board (also known as Bombay Housing Board), the Vidarbha Housing Board, the Bombay Buildings Repairs and Reconstruction Board and the Maharashtra Slum Improvement Board (MSIB). The creation of MHADA was an aim to consolidate the activities of these organizations under one umbrella organization so as to achieve its refined objectives quickly and more effectively.
The organizational structure of MHADA Mumbai or Mumbai Housing & Area Development Board was altered by a government resolution in 1992 and we saw the creation of three separate boards, namely Mumbai Housing & Area Development Board, Mumbai Building Repairs and Reconstruction Board and Mumbai Slum Improvement Board.
Moreover, seven regional housing boards were set up to control the activities of MHADA in revenue divisions of Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Konkan, Nashik, Aurangabad and Amravati. Such a robust organizational framework helped MHADA complete a number of housing projects till date. The flats and housing units developed under these projects have been or are still being allotted to people with housing and rental requirements.
MHADA Flats are allotted in four categories, which are based on the monthly income of the applicants. These categories include economically weaker section, lower income group, middle income group and higher income group. The income limitations for these groups are as follows:
|EWS:||less than Rs. 8,000/-|
|LIG:||between Rs. 8,001/- and Rs. 12,000/-|
|MIG:||between Rs. 12,001/- and Rs. 20,000/-|
|HIG:||more than Rs. 20,001/- ||
MHADA invites application from eligible applicants for the allotment of flats and tenements under a housing scheme that it announces in newspaper and online media. Accordingly, duly-filled application forms are received and a lottery is conducted to declare the names of winners and initiate the allotment procedure. Documents, such as domicile certificate, income certificate and birth certificate need to be produced and payments are required to be made in order to finally complete the allotment procedure.
MHADA is soon to come up with another housing scheme in 2011, after having allotted nearly 8,000 low-cost flats in the last three years. The scheme, which is about to launch on April 27, will offer 4,034 new flats for sale to people of low income groups. The application forms can be had from the Axis Bank branches in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai between April 27 and May 16. MHADA has made it possible this time to download forms and complete the application process online as well. The lottery date is May 31, 2011, after which the allotment process will begin. The areas where these flats are located include Sion, Versova, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and Malwani.
Last Updated On: 2012/03/06