Media Release

June 25, 2015

 

Social Housing Improvements Continue on Burin Peninsula

Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation has awarded two contracts valued at more than $182,000 to upgrade nine social housing homes in the Burin Peninsula towns of Marystown and Burin.

"These contracts will enable improvements to be completed on nine social housing homes that provide safe and affordable homes for families and individuals with low incomes, and improve the quality of life for tenants. These upgrades are part of a systematic social housing improvement plan that has seen more than 77 per cent of Newfoundland and Labrador Housing homes upgraded in recent years."
- The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

Wally Drake's Trucking Ltd. has been awarded a $134,000 contract to completed interior and exterior renovations on two properties located on Topsail Road in Burin. The work will include siding, window, door and flooring replacements, along with electrical, plumbing and ventilation system upgrades - including the installation of heat recovery ventilation (HRV) units. The interior of the homes will be completely renovated, receiving new walls, doors, kitchen cabinets and closets. The work is expected to be completed in October.

TR Excavating Inc. has been awarded a $48,000 contract to upgrade plumbing in seven properties on Smallwood Crescent in Marystown. The work will include running new waterlines to the homes and installing shut-off valves and new PEX water lines. The project is expected to be completed in July.

QUICK FACTS

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation is investing $182,000 for renovations and upgrades to nine social housing homes on the Burin Peninsula - two in Burin, and seven in Marystown.
  • The work in Burin involves major interior and exterior renovations, while the Marystown homes will all receive full plumbing upgrades.
  • Since 2007, 77 per cent of Newfoundland and Labrador Housing'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