Released September 21, 2005
NLHC spends $82,000 on modernization and improvement projects in the Burin peninsula area
"With approximately 5,700 units province-wide, NLHC recognizes the importance of allocating budget dollars in the most fiscally responsible manner possible," said Minister Burke. "The corporation's planned approach to its refurbishment requirements, helps to ensure that social housing dwellings with the greatest repair needs are addressed first, providing tenants with safe and comfortable homes and, extends the useful life of the properties."
The work, which began in June 2005, is now finished and was completed by NLHC's own seasonal modernization crew. The project covers a total of 20 units on Brown and Keats Avenue in Grand Falls-Windsor. The repairs included replacement of exterior doors, windows, eaves, roof sheathing and shingles.
Refurbishments and repairs are being completed on
approximately 100 units throughout the Burin peninsula regional office
area and include the following:
"I'm very pleased to see this work going ahead," commented Mr. Jackman. "In addition to the improvements for clients, the investment benefits the Burin peninsula economy by generating revenue to local suppliers, so everyone wins."
Much of the upgrading began in June and will be completed throughout the 2005/06 fiscal year. The repairs are being completed by NLHC's own work forces from the Marystown Office. This work is part of NLHC's long-term preventative maintenance plan whereby each year the condition of all non-profit housing property is assessed, and maintenance and modernization needs are determined.
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