Froude Avenue properties retrofitted through
John Efford, Member of Parliament for Avalon, on behalf of Joe Fontana,
Minister of Labour and Housing along with Joan Burke, provincial
of Human Resources, Labour and Employment and Minister Responsible for
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation, (NLHC) today announced a
major retrofit for NLHC-owned St. John’s property.
Affordable Housing Program
Approximately $400,000 is going to be spent to convert a
on Froude Avenue from eight three-bedroom units into eight
two-bedroom units. Four of these units will be accessible. Funding of
will be provided under the Canada-Newfoundland Affordable Housing
The rest of the funding, $80,000, will be provincially funded through
and Labrador Housing Corporation’s modernization and improvement budget
“The Government of Canada is committed to increasing
options for those most in need throughout the country,” said MP Efford.
“This project is an excellent example of what can be accomplished when
we work together. We’re pleased to partner with the provincial
to help create more functional, safe and affordable housing that will
many people in the community for years to come.”
“It is critical that NLHC respond to the unique and changing
our clients. Under the Affordable Housing Partnership, we will continue
to strive to be flexible and creative to provide units better suited to
our clients’ needs,” said Minister Burke.
The retro-fitted building will have four fully accessible
units on the ground floor. The upper floor will be converted to four,
dwellings, which will address a need for smaller-sized units as
by current family demographics. All the units will be electrically
and equipped with individual laundry and storage space. NLHC will
every opportunity to promote the most energy efficient reconstruction
this property. Project planning and design is now underway and
is anticipated to be completed in 2006.
For further information contact:
Jenny Bowing, NLHC, (709) 724-3055
Todd Selby, CMHC-SCHL, (902) 426-8127
Affordable Housing Program Agreement Summary
- to increase the supply of off-reserve affordable housing in
and Labrador; the housing must be affordable for at least 10 years.
Funding under this agreement will be used to:
- stimulate the production of new rental affordable housing
of severely deteriorated existing rental affordable housing for
- create new affordable ownership housing and to rehabilitate
existing affordable ownership housing for low-to-moderate-income
in Labrador .
- the program(s) will be administered by the Newfoundland and
- NLHC is responsible for the selection of affordable housing
- Maximum CMHC funding under the agreement is $15.14 million
by the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, municipalities and others;
- Overall average CMHC funding will not exceed $25,000 per
- $5.0 million in federal funding is allocated to remote