Oliver Langdon, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador
Corporation (NLHC), commented today on the success of its Provincial
Repair Program (PHRP) which has been very popular throughout the
The program addresses the needs of low-income home-owners who require
repairs to their homes or adaptations to permit accessibility and to
difficulties in daily living.
Minister pleased with progress of
home repair program
"We are quite pleased with the current status of the
Repair Program. Progress to date indicates that the corporation has
provided $3.9 million in client grants as of mid-September 2001,
to $2.5 million for this time last year. Some of these clients have
further assistance through low-interest loans. This funding has
approximately 1,500 home-owners with repairs to their property," Mr.
said. "Corporation staff are currently processing other existing
which will result in a further $3 million being issued to repair
homes this season."
"The funding this year, is being delivered to clients at a
and earlier in the construction season to ensure that clients would be
able to complete repairs before winter. By fiscal year-end, we
attaining our target of $7.4 million in actual grant expenditures," the
A portion of the budget has been set aside for emergencies.
winter months, the corporation will continue to respond to these
as they occur, and the regular delivery of the program will pick up
the start of the new construction season in the spring.
The program, which had been enhanced to ensure a greater
number of clients
were served, has been instrumental in assisting low-income households
critical home repair needs. PHRP will improve living conditions for
8,000 people throughout Newfoundland and Labrador over the course of
For further information, contact:
Jenny Bowring, Corporate Communications
Telephone: (709) 724-3055