Media Release

December 30, 2015

 

Roofing Upgrades Improve Mount Pearl Social Housing

Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation has awarded a $167,000 contract to G.S. Hunt Enterprises Ltd. to provide roofing upgrades on two buildings containing 20 social housing units on Topsail Road in Mount Pearl.

"Our government is committed to supporting Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation in its efforts to upgrade and renovate existing social housing throughout the province. We recognize that the ongoing maintenance of social housing improves the quality of life for tenants, while ensuring the availability of quality, affordable housing for the future."
- The Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

Work on the buildings will include replacing existing asphalt shingles, damaged roof sheathing, eavestroughs and attic hatches, as well as installing new R-20 blown-in insulation in the attic. The work is expected to be completed by February 2016.

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

QUICK FACTS:

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Housing is investing $167,000 for roofing upgrades on two buildings containing 20 social housing units on Topsail Road in Mount Pearl.
  • The work will include replacing existing asphalt shingles, damaged roof sheathing, eavestroughs and attic hatches, as well as installing new R-20 blown-in insulation in the attic.
  • The work, to be undertaken by G.S. Hunt Enterprises Ltd., is expected to be completed by February 2016.
  • NLHC is the province's largest landlord, with 5,584 affordable rental units province-wide.

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Media contacts:

Jenny Bowring
Communications Manager
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation
709-724-3055
jmbowring@nlhc.nl.ca
Heather May
Director of Communications
Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development
709-729-0928, 697-5061
heathermay@gov.nl.ca