Media Release

April 23, 2015

Upgrades Improve Social Housing Homes in Burin

Wally Drake’s Trucking Ltd. of Marystown has been awarded a $134,000 contract to provide exterior and interior upgrades to two Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation properties in Burin.

“The upgrading of social housing properties throughout the province helps ensure the safety and comfort of these homes today, while sustaining their long-term availability for individuals and families in greatest need.”
- The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

Located on Topsail Road in Burin, the two homes will receive new siding, windows, doors and flooring, along with complete bathroom and kitchen retrofits – including new fixtures, cabinets and ventilation systems. They will also be painted throughout. The work will include a conversion from oil furnace to electric heat, electrical and plumbing upgrades, and installation of heat recovery ventilation systems (HRVs). The anticipated completion date for this work is October 2015.

Since 2007, close to 77 per cent of Newfoundland and Labrador units province-wide have been upgraded.

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

QUICK FACTS

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation is investing $134,000 to provide interior and exterior upgrades to two social housing homes in Burin.
  • Since 2007, 77 per cent of NLHC’s rental units have received modernization and improvement that will extend the life of the properties.
  • NLHC is the province’s largest landlord, with 5,584 affordable 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