Media Release

January 15, 201
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Renovation Work Improves Social Housing in Burin

Exterior and interior modernization and improvement work is currently underway on two social housing properties in Burin. Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) awarded a $131,000 contract to Cox’s Construction Ltd. to undertake the work on the homes, located on Topsail Road in Burin.

“This work is part of Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation’s ongoing revitalization of social housing properties throughout the province. It is designed to ensure current tenants, and those in greatest need, continue to have suitable, affordable housing options.”
- The Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

Renovations 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 receive new kitchen cabinets and countertops and new flooring throughout the units. This work is expected to be completed in February of this year.

“This project is an important one for residents in the region. The modernization of social housing is more than an investment in properties. It is also an investment in our communities and enhances the quality of life for tenants and their families.”
- Carol Anne Haley, MHA, Burin-Grand Bank

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

QUICK FACTS

  • Exterior and interior modernization and improvement renovations on two Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) properties in Burin are currently underway.
  • Cox’s Construction Ltd. was awarded a $131,000 contract to undertake the work being completed on the two houses located on Topsail Road, Burin.
  • 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
jmbowing@nlhc.nl.ca
Heather May
Director of Communications
Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development
709-729-0928, 697-5061
heathermay@gov.nl.ca