MHADA Homes – The Only Low Cost Home Option in Mumbai

“MHADA (Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority) regulates in creating low cost homes for poor and middle class people. About 4700 more flats (Homes) are getting ready for year 2017-2018 at locations like Virar, Mankhurd, Borivali, Kurla, Santacruz, Sion, Thane, Powai. Highest being 3000 upcoming flats to be handed over by 2016 at Virar for which lottery be ready around may 2015. Below are rules and eligibility to apply for Mhada flats with details like Online application forms, Lottery results, Various locations in Mumbai where redevelopments are done for low cost homes, Income rules (Range and Eligibility), Documents required, Sample specimen form for reference and address and contact helplines etc..”

Kindly note that, Rules and Policies related to Eligibility, Documents, Income Level, Online Forms and results details changes periodically and should be referred at MHADA’s Official website as detailed below.

This is an attempt to understand how and why MHADA projects around Mumbai, Western & Eastern Suburban locations proved to be best when it comes to Low Cost Homes and how things works if you planning to apply and own such cheaper residence in city.

MHADA low cost homes

MHADA low cost homes


  • Since, MHADA (Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority is a government organization, Lottery system flats (Also called ‘Low Cost Homes‘) details are open to people to apply with all right to information.
  • No broker or agents are allowed or required to purchase/apply for Mhada flats.All these low cost homes are sold under provisions of Regulation 1981 only, Whenever lottery system is ready Mhada informs people by giving advertisement in multiple leading newspaper in Mumbai  and by inviting applications.
  • If couples (Husband and wife) need to apply, they have freedom to apply separately, Point to note is if the husband and wife are both selected in the lottery and wins the flat at both the places, they can be allotted only one flat from the lottery.
  • Applications needs and initial payment called EMD (Earnest Money Deposit) which will be Returned in 2 weeks to individuals who didn’t win lottery flats.
  • Age to apply for such low cost homes should be above 18 years and needs domicile certificate.
  • Any of the couple should not have their own separate privately owned home.
  • Payment should be done through DD and Pay Orders upon winning lottery.

Note : Mhada also takes care of gardens and playgrounds during redevelopment, Since the shortage of open Mhada Plots, they are planning redevelopments of current old colonies. For more details on Rules and criteria, please refer Mhada Website.
Application Eligibility Rules & Income Limits
According to the newly revamped Income rules, the eligibility to get Mhada Flat has been changed in 2011 for EWS (Economically Weaker Section), Lower Income Group, Middle Income Group and High Income Group. Below table details the size of Flats (Old and New Square Feet Area) and Income Range according to new updates rules.

Income Group EWS Lower Income Group Range Middle Income Group Range Higher Income Group Range
New Range Upto Rs.8000/- Rs.8000/- to 20,000/- Rs.20,000/- to 40,000/- Rs.40,000/- and above
Old Range Upto Rs.8000/- Rs.8000/- to 12,000/- Rs.12,000/- to 20,000/- Rs.20,000/- and above
New Area 225 Square Feet 400 Square Feet 400 to 800 Square Feet 800 Square Feet and above
Old Area 180 Square Feet 300 Square Feet 300-500 Square Feet 500 Square Feet and above

Documents Required For Low Cot Homes

  • Domicile Certificate Of Applicant.
  • Income Certificate Of Applicant.
  • Affidavit for Income Proof (Non IT Payers who are self employed).
  • Affidavit of Income Proof of Spouse(For Joint application only).
  • Affidavit for income Proof in addition to the income earned from employment.
  • Other Documents : Birth Certificate Or School Leaving Certificate OR Election Card.

Online Application Forms

Steps to get the online forms and fill the application are below :

  • Goto Mhada Lottery Website
  • By Default Mhada website will be seen in Marathi Language, If you prefer filling online form in English Language then click on Change language to English on top right.
  • Select ‘Apply for Lottery’ in menu if active, If Not active, it means currently you cannot apply online for Mhada flats lottery.
  • Next, follow the instructions details in the form on exactly what to fill and submit the form (See specimen form below, for reference purpose only).

Sample MHADA Form

Mhada Form

Mhada Form

Lottery Results For Home Winners

For those who have already applied and are winners or in waiting, Lottery result page will detail every things that is required, To see if results are positive for you and you have won the Mhada flat, Go to the URL listed in Application form and Click on the ‘Lottery Result’ menu, it will take you to a detailed result page which list 2 options, ‘Winners List’ and ‘Waiting List’.

Mhada Flats/Buildings Locations in Mumbai

Project Development From 2004 to 2008

  • New Dindoshi, Malad (East) Construction done in 2004.
  • Malvani, Malad, Construction done in 2008.
  • Sahakar Nagar, Chembur Construction done in year 2008.
  • Kanara Engineering, Ghatkopar, Construction year 2008.
  • Shailendra Nagar Dahisar (East) Mumbai, Constructed in 2008

Current Work In Progress Development Locations

Updated December 2014 :

Notice No. Mhada Proposed Name
Total No. Flats Lottery Price Range
(Approximate cost Range)
Income Group Category
256, 257 Virar Mhada Buildings 3000 Not Available Not Availble (But Seems for all income group)
302 Mankhurd 235 15,00000 to 16,00000 Low Income Group
303 Kurla Vinoba Bhave Nagar 207 19,00000 to 20,00000 High Income Group
304 Sion Pratiksha Nagar 56 29,00000 to 31,00000 Medium Income Group
305 Borivali Magathane 62 13,00000 to 14,00000 Low Income Group (Atyalp)
306 Dahisar Shailendra Nagar 83 77,00000 to 80,00000 High Income Group
307 Santacruz Kolekalyan 51 76,00000 to 79,00000 High Income Group
308 Powai Tungwa 9 Around 48,00000 Medium Income Group
309 Powai Tungwa 108 74,00000 to 75,00000 High Income Group

Please Note : You might like to know about the Total Homes and Applicants Details and For very updated details on Mhada Redevelopments and current constructions, please refer their official website.

  • New Hind Mill compound, near Rambhau Bhogale Marg, Mazgaon.
  • Swadeshi Mill, Compound , Kurla (East), Central Mumbai Suburb.
  • A.H. Wadia Marg, Kurla (West).
  • Standard Mill, Tokersi Jivraj Road, Sewari, Central Mumbai Suburb.
  • Standard Mill, Appasaheb Marathe Marg, Prabhadevi
  • Shreeram Mill, Bansode Marg, Worli, South Mumbai.
  • Piramal Spinning & Weaving mill compound , Lower Parel.
  • Piramal Spinning & Weaving mill compound , Simplex mill Byculla.
  • Village Wadhavan, Ban Dongari Marg Kandivali (East) Western Suburb of Mumbai.
  • Pahadi Village Goregaon (East), Western Suburb.. More
  • Sewree.

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MHADA Head Office Contact Address

  • Mhada Helpline Numbers : +91 (22) 66405099 / 66405010.
  • Address : Deputy Chief Officer, (E.M – 1), Room No. 201, First Floor, Griha Nirman Bhavan, Kala Nagar, Bandra (East), Mumbai Pincode – 400051

See Also : Important Points & Checklist for Reference, Property Locations, Best residential Locations in City, Home loan process.

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