Media Release

September 17, 2015

 

Retrofits Modernize St. John's Social Housing Properties

Can-Am Platforms and Construction Ltd. have been awarded a $300,000 contract for interior and exterior retrofit of four social housing properties on Goodview Street, St. John’s.

“Providing quality affordable housing is key to building resilient and healthy communities and contributes to the development of stronger local economies. The Provincial Government remains firmly committed to supporting Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation’s mission to improving the housing circumstances of those most in need in our society and we will continue to deliver programs and services which modernize buildings and support our tenants.”
- The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

The work will include siding, window, door and roof replacements, new attic insulation and foundation repair. Interior renovations will include electrical upgrades, new bathroom fans, kitchen range hoods and installation of heat recovery ventilation (HRV) systems. The properties will also receive various site improvements including new driveways. The anticipated completion date for this work is February 2016.

“This work is part of our commitment as a social housing provider, as it helps ensure the longevity of the units and directly enhances quality of life for tenants by making their homes more comfortable."
- John Ottenheimer, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

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, see: www.nlhc.nl.ca/programs/programs.html External Link.

QUICK FACTS:

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Housing is investing $300,000 to modernize four social housing properties in St. John’s.
  • Since 2007, close to 77 per cent of NLHC’s rental units have received modernization and improvement 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