Media Release

March 12, 2015

Roofing Upgrades Improve Labrador Social Housing

Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation has awarded a $112,000 contract to Paulo Ventures Inc., to provide roofing upgrades on four semi-detached buildings containing eight social housing units in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

“Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation’s ongoing renovations and upgrades to existing social housing in communities throughout the province are helping to ensure there will be safe and affordable housing available for those in greatest need, both today and in the future.”
- The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

Work on the homes, located on Juniper Street and Park Drive, will include replacing existing asphalt shingles, damaged roof sheathing, eavestroughs and attic hatches. The work is expected to be completed by July 2015.

“I am pleased to see this contract awarded, knowing this renovation project will enhance these homes in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and, in the process, ensure the properties will remain comfortable for tenants.”
- The Honourable Keith Russell, Minister for Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs and MHA for Lake Melville.

Since 2007, close to 77 per cent of Newfoundland and Labrador Housing units province-wide have received modernizations and improvements.

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

QUICK FACTS

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Housing is investing $112,000 for roofing upgrades on eight social housing units in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
  • NLHC is the province’s largest landlord, with 5,584 affordable rental units province-wide.
  • Since 2007, close to 77 per cent of NLHC’s rental units have received modernization and improvements that will extend the life of the properties.

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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