Media Release

February 5, 2015

Labrador City Neighbourhood Upgrades Total $1.2 Million

The Cavendish Crescent social housing neighbourhood in Labrador City will see $1.2 million in exterior renovations and other upgrades to 18 units this year, following the recent awarding of a contract to Goose Bay Painters Ltd.

“We are very pleased with the continued progress Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation is making to modernize and improve our existing social housing properties throughout the province. These particular renovations will ensure lower-income households in the Labrador City area continue to have ongoing viable and affordable housing options, and the investment will also help to stimulate the economy and create local jobs.”
- The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

The work will include siding, window, door and roofing replacements, electrical and plumbing upgrades, and the installation of heat recovery ventilation systems in all the units. The work is expected to be completed in November 2015.

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

QUICK FACTS

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation is investing $1.2 million for renovations and upgrades to 18 social housing units in Labrador City.
  • Since 2007, close to 77 per cent of Newfoundland and Labrador Housing’s rental units have received modernizations and 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