Media Release

February 11, 2015

Revitalization Continues in Brophy Place Neighbourhood

Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation has awarded a $269,000 contract to Bursey Cleaners (2010) Ltd., to provide exterior retrofits to 10 social housing units in a building on Brophy Place in St. John's.

"This project exemplifies our government's strong commitment to upgrade and maintain existing affordable housing for people in greatest need throughout the province, and to improve their quality of life."
- 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 the installation of new insulation. The project also includes some small plumbing, electrical and ventilation upgrades. The anticipated completion date for this project is September 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 $269,000 for upgrades to 10 social housing units in St. John's.
  • Since 2007, close to 77 per cent of Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation's rental units have received modernization 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
Manager, Communications
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation
709-724-3055
jmbowring@nlhc.nl.ca