Media Release

February 24, 2015

NL Housing Awards $692,000 Contract to Upgrade 16 Homes

Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation has awarded a $692,000 contract to Newfound Roofing Ltd. to provide exterior renovations to 16 social housing homes in the Rabbittown neighbourhood of St. John’s.

“Significant investments have been made in this St. John’s neighbourhood over the past number of years. It is great to see the positive changes taking place as the work continues, both in the modernization of these affordable homes and the increased level of comfort this revitalization is providing to tenants.”
- The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

The units are situated in three buildings on Graves Street, Empire Avenue and Freshwater Road. The renovations and upgrades will include siding, window, door and roofing replacements. 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 $692,000 for upgrades to 16 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 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