Bombay Housing Board was established in the year 1948 and had jurisdiction over the entire State of Maharashtra except Vidharbha Region. Vidharbha Housing Board was established in the year 1951 which had Jurisdiction over the vidharbha region, in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
Both these bodies undertook construction of residential buildings under various housing schemes for different sections of the society. The allotment and maintenance of these buildings was being looked after by it. On the re-organization of the State in the year 1960, the Vidharbha Housing Board was merged in the Bombay Housing Board and after the merger, this board was called as Maharashtra Housing Board.
Later Bombay Housing and Area Development Board was renamed as Mumbai Housing and Area Development Board (MHADA).