Media Release

January 20, 2015

Renovations Improve Wallace Place Homes in St. John's

Renovations have been completed on three social housing homes on Wallace Place in St. John's, as the result of a $186,000 contract awarded to TSG Contracting Ltd. this past fall. The work included siding, window, door and roofing replacements, as well as electrical and ventilation system upgrades.

"Improvements such as these demonstrate the Provincial Government's commitment to meeting housing needs of families and individuals with low incomes throughout the province. These modernizations and upgrades help enhance the sustainability of our social housing stock, ensuring these homes will be in good shape to meet future housing needs."
- The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

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

For information on Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation programs, visit: www.nlhc.nf.ca/.

QUICK FACTS

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation has invested $186,000 for renovations and upgrades to three social housing units on Wallace Place, St. John's.
  • The work included siding, window, door and roofing replacements, as well as electrical and ventilation system upgrades.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation is the province's largest landlord, with 5,584 rental units province-wide.
  • Since 2007, close to 77 per cent of Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation's rental units have received modernization and improvements 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