Media Release

December 30, 2014

Upgrades Continue on the Revitalization of St. John's Neighbourhood

TSG Contracting Ltd. has been awarded a $132,000 contract to provide exterior renovations and various repairs on four Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation homes on Anderson Avenue and Freshwater Road in St. John's.

"This particular neighbourhood in St. John's has been undergoing extensive revitalization over the past couple of years and this current work, on Anderson Avenue and Freshwater Road, will bring the corporation closer to completion of this major renovation project. Upgrades such as these enhance the social housing portfolio, ensuring we continue to have safe and affordable homes for families and individuals with low-incomes."
- The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

The contract work includes siding, window, door and roofing replacements, as well as attic insulation, plumbing, electrical, and bathroom and laundry room ventilation upgrades. The anticipated completion date for both projects is March 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 $132,000 for exterior renovations and upgrades on four social housing units in St. John's.
  • 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 contact:

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