Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority has come back with their housing lottery after a sabbatical of three years. The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority Lottery Scheme 2022-23 will assist the economically disadvantaged residents of Maharashtra in owning their own homes.
The Housing Lottery 2022 was previously supposed to begin the process of application in March of 2022. However, due to Covid restrictions, the dates were pushed further. While the new dates for the lottery are yet to be announced, it is sure that the housing lottery will be taking place pretty soon.
Eligibility Criteria for the MHADA Lottery Scheme 2022-2023
The MHADA Lottery Housing Scheme 2022 provides affordable housing to those living in Maharashtra and identified as economically weak by the state government. These are residents that fall under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS), Lower Income Group (LIG), Middle Income Group (MIG), and High-income Group (HIG) category.
For all such citizens of Maharashtra, the following are the eligibility criteria to apply for the Housing Lottery Scheme:
1. You must be an adult, i.e. 18 years of age.
2. You must possess a Domicile Certificate. This proves that you’re a permanent resident of Maharashtra and have lived in the state for over 15 continuous years.
3. You must also provide income proof for the last 12 months.
4. You must also have a PAN card.
5. To apply under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS), your income must be lower than INR 25,000.
6. To apply under the Lower Income Group (LIG), your income must be between INR 25,001 and INR 50,000.
7. To apply under the Middle Income Group (MIG), your income must be between INR 50,001 and INR 75,000.
8. To apply under the High-income Group (HIG), your income must be lower than INR 75,001.
Documents Required to apply in the MHADA Lottery Scheme 2022-2023
After going through the above list of eligibility criteria, you must have a clear picture of whether you can apply to the MHADA Lottery Scheme 2022 or not. If you find yourself eligible to apply, you will be required to furnish the following list of documents:
Voter ID Card
EWS, LIG, MIG, or HIG Certificate
How to apply for the MHADA Lottery Scheme 2022-2023 Online
To apply to the MHADA Lottery Scheme 2022-23 online, follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Click on the link to visit the official website for the Government of Maharashtra’s Housing and Area Development Authority.
Step 2: As the lotteries for various localities are made active by the Maharashtra Government, you will be able to see your respective Lottery Board on the web page mentioned above. The following boards will be available on this site:
Pune Board Lottery 2022
Nashik Board Lottery 2022
Mumbai Board Lottery 2022
Konkan Board Lottery 2022
Amravati Board Lottery 2022
Aurangabad Board Lottery 2022
Nagpur Board Lottery 2022
Click on the board whose lottery you want to apply to.
Step 3: Once you’re redirected to the Board’s page, ‘Register’ yourself if not already registered.
Step 4: Once you’ve filled up the registration form with all the necessary details, you will be sent an OTP on your mobile number. Confirm your registration using the OTP.
Step 5: Now you will be able to apply to the Lottery scheme that you wish to apply for (EWS/LIG/MIG/HIG).
Step 6: Fill out all the details in the application form that pops up.
Step 7: You will now be required to upload all the documents in JPEG format according to the dimensions provided in the form.
Step 8: All that’s left to do now is submit the form and print the acknowledgement.
Step 9: Once your acknowledgement is printed you will be prompted to make the online payment for your application. On making said payment, you will be added to the MHADA Lottery Scheme.
Check the waitlist for the MHADA Lottery Scheme 2022-2023 Online
Once you’ve been enrolled in the lottery for 2022 you can check on your application by following the below-mentioned steps:
Step 1: Visit the official website of the Government of Maharashtra’s Housing and Area Development Authority.
Step 2: Click on the board whose lottery you applied for.
Step 3: You will find an option, ‘Lottery Results’ once the results have been published. Click on it.
Step 4: Once you’re redirected to a new page, you will be able to scroll down to the waitlist.
Step 5: On clicking ‘View’ you will be provided with a PDF that will contain the waitlist.
Refund Policy for the MHADA Lottery Scheme 2022-2023
In case you do not win the MHADA Lottery Scheme 2022-2023, your money will be refunded by the concerned authorities. For those who applied to the Pune Board, the refund will be received before the end of the upcoming November. For all other Boards, the refund will be made within the next seven days.
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