Applicants awaiting the opening of MHADA’s housing lottery may have to wait a little longer. According to MHADA officials, the lottery for 1,194 homes in the city may open in time for Chirstmas.
While the housing lottery had opened on August 10 and November 10 in 2016 and 2017, respectively, housing experts said this year, the applications for the lottery are rather late. MHADA sources said an advertisement announcing the housing lottery will be issued by the authority on November 5. Applicants will have 45 days to apply.
The upcoming lottery will, however, offer 1,194 homes that will be open for allotment under the lottery. The number of homes allotted in 2017 was 819 and the same was 910 in 2016. However, majority of tenements up for grabs this year are under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Lower Income Group (LIG) categories.
The lottery will offer approximately 500 homes under the LIG category, located at Gavanpada in Mulund and Siddharth Nagar in Goregaon.
Houses alloted in the MHADA lottery fall under four categories — EWS, LIG, Middle Income Group (MIG) and High Income Group (HIG).
The maximum monthly salary of a household to apply for an EWS house has to be Rs 25,000; for LIG between Rs 25,001 to Rs 50,000; for MIG Rs 50,001 to Rs 75,000; and for HIG, it is pegged at above Rs 75,001.
According to officials, the number of homes may change since the final list is still under preparation.
The HIG homes will be located in Pant Nagar and Sahakar Nagar in Andheri (West).
Homes In numbers
Total number of new homes: 1,001
Carried forward from previous lotteries: 136