Media Release

January 22, 2015

NL Housing Awards Contract for Roof Replacements

Newfound Roofing Ltd. has been awarded a $240,000 contract to replace the roofs and undertake related upgrades on two Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation buildings on Buckmaster's Circle and Navy Street in St. John's.

"These upgrades are part of Newfoundland and Labrador Housing's annual Modernization and Improvement Program and its commitment to a continuous process of renovating social housing infrastructure throughout Newfoundland and Labrador."
- The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

Flat roofs on the two buildings will be replaced with peaked roofs and the chimneys will be replaced. The work includes alterations to the bathroom and kitchen ventilations systems and related repairs. The anticipated completion date for this project is February 2015.

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 is investing $240,000 for roofing replacements on two social housing buildings in St. John's.
  • 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 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