Media Release

February 4, 2015

Renovations Improve Quality of Life for Tenants

Coastal Building Products and Services Ltd. has been awarded a $567,000 contract to provide exterior renovations on two social housing buildings on Empire Avenue and Hoyles Avenue in St. John’s.

“This project represents another important investment by our government to maintain and sustain the availability of safe and affordable social housing; to improve the housing circumstances of low-income households, and to create healthier communities, province-wide.”
- The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

The work will include siding, window, door and roofing replacements, as well as electrical, plumbing and ventilation system upgrades for the 16 units contained in the two buildings. The anticipated completion date for this project is January 2016.

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 $567,000 for renovations and upgrades on two 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 improvements 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