Media Release

March 5, 2015

Exterior Renovations Improve St. John's Social Housing

G.S. Hunt Ltd. has been awarded a $466,000 contract to provide exterior renovations to 16 Newfoundland and Labrador Housing units in two buildings on Vickers Avenue in St. John’s. The project is part of the ongoing revitalization of the Cashin Avenue-Froude Avenue neighbourhood.

“The upgrades that this neighbourhood has seen over the past number of years have been made possible by the Provincial Government’s commitment to systematically improving existing social housing throughout the province. These renovations, part of $10 million approved for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing upgrades this year, have had a positive impact on tenants’ quality of life.”
- The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

The buildings will receive siding, window, door and roof replacements as well as electrical, plumbing and ventilation upgrades.

For more information on Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation programs and services, visit: www.nlhc.nl.ca/.

QUICK FACTS

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation is investing $466,000 for exterior renovations to 16 social housing units located on Vickers Avenue 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