Media Release

January 28, 2015

$167,000 Contract Supports Further Renovations to NL Housing Units

Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation has awarded a $167,000 contract to TSG Contracting Ltd., for the renovation of three social housing homes on Whiteway Street and Hoyles Avenue in St. John's.

"We recognize that quality of life can be affected by the condition of one's home. Government is committed to systematically improving the quality of our affordable social housing properties throughout the province, which will help make a positive difference in people's lives."
- The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

The renovations and upgrades will include siding, window, door and roofing replacements, as well as electrical and ventilation system upgrades. The anticipated completion date for this project is February 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 $167,000 for renovations and upgrades on three social housing homes in St. John's.
  • 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.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation is the province's largest landlord, with 5,584 rental units province-wide.

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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