Media Release

August 14, 2015

 

NL Housing Awards Contract for Duplex Renovations

Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) is investing $106,000 to renovate two social housing properties on New Pennywell Road in St. John’s. The contract was recently awarded to Eastern Siding Systems Ltd.

“Over the past eight years, modernization and improvement work has made a visible difference to our social housing properties and improved living environments for our tenants. Most importantly it has helped to create stronger, healthier neighbourhoods where people are proud to live.”
- The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

The duplex building will receive roofing, siding, window and door replacements, along with electrical upgrades and some site work. The anticipated completion date for the project is September 2015.

“I'm delighted to see all the renovation work that is being carried out on our public housing properties, and we continually hear from tenants who are very pleased with the enhanced comfort these improvements bring to their homes.”
- John Ottenheimer, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

Budget 2015 provides $10 million to NLHC to upgrade 450 social housing units throughout the province. Since 2007, close to 77 per cent of Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation units province-wide have received upgrades. For more information on NLHC programs and services, visit: www.nlhc.nf.ca/programs/programs.html opens new window.

QUICK FACTS:

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation is investing $106,000 to upgrade two social housing properties in St. John’s.
  • The work will include roofing, siding, window and door replacements, along with electrical upgrades and some site work.
  • Budget 2015 provides $10 million to NLHC to upgrade 450 social housing units throughout the province.
  • Since 2007, about 77 per cent of Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation units province-wide have received upgrades.

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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