Media Release

February 13, 2015

Further Renovations Improve St. John's Social Housing

Newfoundland Roofing Ltd. has been awarded a $382,000 contract to upgrade eight Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation properties at St. Teresa’s Court and Pondview Court in St. John’s.

“Projects like this are an indication of our efforts to meet the housing needs of current and future tenants. These building transformations make a noticeable difference in local neighbourhoods and help develop a stronger sense of community.”
- The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

The upgrades will include siding, window, door and roofing replacements, interior wall repairs and painting, along with plumbing and general electrical and ventilation upgrades – such as new heat-recovery systems and new bathroom, kitchen and dryer exhaust fans. The anticipated completion date for this project is November 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 $382,000 for renovations and upgrades to eight 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