Media Release

January 20, 2016
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Upgrades for Mount Pearl Public Housing Near Completion

Ten social housing units in five semi-detached buildings on Farrell Drive in Mount Pearl are getting $73,000 worth of roofing and interior upgrades. Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation awarded the contract to G.S. Hunt Ltd. last fall.

“Our government is committed to building stronger communities. Renovations such as these help improve the quality of life for tenants and maintain our existing social housing assets.”
- The Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

Work includes replacing existing asphalt shingles, damaged roof sheathing, eavestroughs and attic hatches. Interior renovations include installation of new bathroom fans and range hoods. The work is expected to be completed in the coming weeks.

“Continued investment in upgrades and improvements helps ensure the preservation of our existing housing stock throughout the province, and provides those most in need with access to a good standard of safe and affordable rental housing.”
- John Ottenheimer, Chair, Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

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 renovation work on five semi-detached Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation buildings located on Farrell Drive in Mount Pearl is nearing completion.
  • G.S. Hunt Ltd. was awarded the $73,000 contract to undertake the work, which involves 10 separate housing units.
  • The work is expected to be completed in the coming weeks.
  • 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