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If media reports are to be believed, the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) is planning to launch an affordable housing scheme 2021, for units in and around the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), very soon. However, with the second wave of COVID-19 forcing the state to enter into a semi-lockdown situation, the announcement may be deferred till June 2021. Under the upcoming lottery scheme, over 7,500 units will be up for grabs in areas, such as Thane, Navi Mumbai and Vasai.
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The MHADA Lottery 2021 will offer housing options under four categories including the economically weaker section, lower income group, middle income group and higher income group. Applicants will be able to apply for the scheme online only, owing to the social distancing norms that are being followed following the Coronavirus pandemic. The lottery draw for the upcoming scheme will be held later in the year, as per media reports. However, due to construction coming at a halt, there are chances that the lottery draw could be postponed till Diwali 2021.
It has been more than a year since the authority has announced a housing scheme. The last allotment happened in June 2019, under which 217 units in various categories across Mumbai were allotted. Whereas for cities like Pune, Solapur, and Kolapur, the MHADA board had announced the lottery scheme recently, on April 13, 2021. The scheme has been extended by a month due to the ongoing second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.
See also: MHADA Pune Housing Scheme lottery 2021
Eligibility for MHADA Lottery 2021
- The applicant should be at least 18 years old.
- The applicant should have a Domicile Certificate, proving that s/he has stayed for 15 continuous years in Maharashtra.
- Income proof for the financial year (average monthly income, excluding reimbursable allowances like transport, medical, laundry allowance, etc.): Economically Weaker Section (EWS) – up to Rs 25,000; Middle-Income Group (MIG) – Rs 50,001 to Rs 75,000; Lower-Income Group (LIG) – Rs 25,001 to Rs 50,000; High-Income Group (HIG) – Rs 75,001 and above.
- The applicant should have a PAN card.
Documents required for MHADA Lottery 2021
If you are planning to apply for a home through the MHADA lottery, keep these documents handy:
- PAN card
- Aadhaar card
- Cancelled cheque
- Domicile certificate
- Driving licence
- Passport photos
- Birth certificate
- Applicant’s contact details
See also: CIDCO Housing Scheme lottery
Steps for applying for the MHADA Lottery 2021
Interested applicants can follow these steps, to apply for the MHADA Housing Scheme:
Log on to the MHADA Lottery website.
Register yourself on the portal. For this, you need to create your username and fill basic information such as name, family income, PAN card number, date of birth, occupation, marital status, gender, residential address, own mobile number, etc.
Ensure that the mobile number furnished by you is in working condition, as this will be used for future reference.
Once the username is created, you can login again to apply online. After logging in, you would be able to see the schemes that are presently available. You can select MHADA Lottery from the option and feed in the personal details, such as income group, reservation category and applicant type. You also need to enter the scheme code, which you can find in the annexures available online or in the brochure. The scheme code basically refers to the location you have shortlisted. Mention your bank account details and acknowledge the undertaking that you or your immediate family members do not own any other property in the city. Also, mention the present residential address for communication. Confirm all the details mentioned by you.
Once you have applied online, you need to pay the application fee. You can make the payment through demand draft or online through debit card, credit card or NEFT/RTGS. For making the payment online, login to your account. You will be able to see the payment options along with the list of schemes that you have applied for.
If you are paying through demand draft, print the application form and submit it along with the DD in the designated bank. If you are paying online, upload a cancelled cheque and make the payment to the MHADA bank account. You can generate the payment slip from the payment portal and keep it for future reference.
How to check winner’s list
Applicants can check the list of previous winners on https://lottery.mhada.gov.in/OnlineApplication/Mumbai/. The lottery results have been listed scheme-wise, description of tenements and income group.
What is MHADA Lottery refund policy?
If the applicant is not successful in the lottery draw, then, the MHADA will refund the amount spent by the applicant within seven working days. You can check the status of your refund by logging into your profile on the MHADA website.
List of MHADA lottery boards
MHADA allots affordable housing options across the state. Here are some of the key housing boards in different cities of Maharashtra:
- MHADA Mumbai Board Lottery 2021
- MHADA Pune Board Lottery Scheme 2021
- MHADA Konkan Board Housing Scheme
- Amravati Board MHADA Housing Scheme
- Nashik Board MHADA Housing Scheme
- Nagpur Board MHADA Housing Scheme
- MHADA Aurangabad Board Housing Scheme
MHADA Lottery 2021 latest news
The MHADA has decided to redevelop 462 cessed buildings in Mumbai, where the work has not started for over five years, even after the private developer secured no-objection certificates (NOCs). Apart from this, the Authority may also take up slum redevelopment along the coastline, starting from Bandra to Badhwar Park. Tenements will be built for slum dwellers and the remaining land parcel will be auctioned, to finance the entire development.
Meanwhile, the MHADA has decided to impose hefty fines on developers over delays in obtaining the Occupancy Certificate (OC). Officials have informed that developers who carried out the redevelopment of old buildings and failed to get the required OC, will be fined Rs 250 per sq metre. In the case of houses that are sold in lottery schemes with no OC from the developers, a fine of Rs 500 per sq metre will be levied. It is hoped that this action will force builders/developers to obtain OC clearance, in a bid to avoid hefty penalties.
On December 10, 2020, the MHADA announced a new housing lottery for Pune, Solapur, Sangli and Kolhapur. Registrations have started online and offline. The lottery draw will be held on January 22, 2021 and the results will be published online on the MHADA website.
Very soon, MHADA will be conducting a housing lottery draw for the tenants residing in the Bombay Development Directorate (BDD) chawls at NM Joshi Marg. Earlier, the lottery was supposed to be held in March 2020 but due to the nationwide lockdown following the Coronavirus pandemic, the lottery was postponed. Now, as the state government has allowed certain activities, the lottery draw will soon be held. This lottery will be held for those residents who agreed to redevelopment and are currently staying in transit homes. As per MHADA records, only 269 tenants have shifted to transit houses. The redeveloped site will have seven towers with 22 floors each in phase 1, housing 1,200 tenements.
MHADA 2021 FAQs
How can I apply for MHADA lottery 2021?
As soon as the MHADA lottery is announced, you will be able to apply for it online.
Who is eligible for MHADA lottery?
Persons of 18 years of age and above are eligible for the MHADA lottery. He/she should also have domicile certificate of Maharashtra.
Can I sell MHADA flats?
Yes, you can sell MHADA flats after the lock-in period is over, which is usually five years.