Media Release

December 24, 2014

$237,000 Investment Supports Social Housing Upgrades in Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation has awarded two contracts, valued at total of $237,000, for upgrades at two social housing homes in the Labrador region.

"We are delighted to see these upgrades going ahead in Cartwright and Northwest River. This work will ensure these existing social housing units will remain available to provide safe and affordable homes for families and individuals with low incomes."
- The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

Green's Construction Ltd. has been awarded a $112,000 contract to provide exterior and interior renovations on a unit on Main Road, Cartwright, while Cross Fox Construction Ltd. has been awarded a $124,000 contract to provide similar renovations on a unit on Padden Place, Northwest River.

Work on the unit in Cartwright will include siding, window, door and roofing replacements, a conversion from oil to electric heat, interior painting, new flooring and bathroom fixtures, bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans, and a heat recovery ventilation (HRV) unit. The work in Northwest River will include siding, window, door and roofing replacements, along with extensive interior renovations and miscellaneous upgrades. The anticipated completion date for both projects is May 2015.

In 2014-15, Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation is investing $10 million to renovate 450 social housing units throughout the province.

QUICK FACTS

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation is investing $237,000 for renovations and upgrades on two social housing units in Cartwright and Northwest River.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation is the province's largest landlord, with 5,584 rental units province-wide.
  • Since 2007, 77 per cent of Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation's rental units have received modernization and improvement that will extend the life of the properties.

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Media contacts:

Heather May
Director of Communications
Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development
709-729-0928, 697-5061
heathermay@gov.nl.ca
Jenny Bowring
Communications Manager
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation
709-724-3055
jmbowring@nlhc.nl.ca