Released September 8, 2006

  NLHC continues renovations in city's west end

Paul Shelley, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment and minister responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC), and Sheila Osborne, MHA for St. John’s West, today announced funding of $319,000 for the continuation of upgrading and renovation work on NLHC-owned units in St. John’s West.

The funds budgeted for this year are being used to complete exterior renovations on eight semi-detached buildings and one seven-unit building for a total of 23 units on Anspatch Street. The work includes the installation of new windows and doors and siding replacement, as well as roofing.

“I’m pleased to announce this funding for continued improvements to properties on Anspatch Street. This is a substantial investment and demonstrates NLHC’s commitment to preserve existing social housing, and will help enhance the community overall,” said Minister Shelley.

"As MHA for St. John's West, I am delighted to see this work being completed,” said Sheila Osborne. "I know the area residents are very happy with the renovations to their homes."

The installation of doors, windows and siding is in addition to $84,000 in roofing work that was completed on seven of these units earlier this summer by CMH Construction. Current renovations should be completed by November 30, 2006.

For further information, please contact:

Jenny Bowring
Manager, Corporate Communications
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation
(709) 724-3055