Mumbai: Within five just days since the commencement of online housing lottery by the Mumbai Housing and Area Development Board (MHADB) of MHADA has received 10,875 applications for 1,385 houses. As per the information received from the MHADB officials, the online registration process which began on November 5 has received good response. The 10,875 applicants have already paid the Earnest Deposit Money (EDM) for Mumbai’s housing lottery, while 17,795 people have so far registered on the MHADA website for this year’s lottery in just five days.
The Mumbai Housing Welfare Board has 1,385 houses for distribution this time. These houses are bifurcated in four different categories –Economically Weaker Section (EWS), Lower Income Group (LIG), Middle Income Group (MIG) and Higher Income Group (HIG). Interested home-buyer can apply for houses in these respective categories as per their income status. The last date of application is December 10. To apply for the Mumbai housing lottery the home buyer should have a monthly income of at least Rs 25,000. The draw for the housing lottery will be announced on December 16.
This year the MHADB has reserved 63 houses in EWS category. The LIG category has 926 houses, MIG has 201 houses and HIG has 194 houses, more as compared to the last year. The ESW category houses are priced at the lowest, starting from Rs 14.61 lakh and are at Chandivali Powai. The HIG houses starting from Rs 60 lakh and above. This year MHADB has two houses which are the most expensive priced Rs 5.80 crore and are at Cumbala Hill, Grant Road.