Media Release

January 26, 2015

NL Housing Continues Neighbourhood Revitalization

A $284,000 contract has been awarded to Eastern Siding Systems Inc., to provide exterior renovations and miscellaneous repairs on two Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation buildings located on Cashin Avenue in St. John's.

"The contract will enable major exterior renovations to be completed on two more social housing buildings in the Cashin Avenue-Froude Avenue neighbourhood. These upgrades will enable the corporation to continue providing safe and affordable homes for eight families and individuals."
- The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

Each building contains four units, and the renovation work will include siding, window, door and roofing replacements, along with plumbing, electrical and ventilation upgrades. The anticipated completion date for both projects is August 2015.

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

QUICK FACTS

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation is investing $284,000 for exterior renovations and upgrades 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