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Released July 8, 2008



Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Funding for Interior Social Housing Retrofit

The Honourable Shawn Skinner, Minister Responsible for Housing and Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment, will announce increased funding for Newfoundland Labrador Housing’s new Interior Retrofit Program. The program will address interior upgrades to social housing rental properties throughout the province. The announcement will take place at the 10th Floor Boardroom of the Sir Richard Squires Building, Mount Bernard Avenue, Corner Brook, at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, July 9).

Newfoundland Labrador Housing is the province’s largest landlord, and is responsible for the management and maintenance of approximately 5,500 non-profit social housing dwellings province-wide.  Most of these residencies are 25 – 50 years old and house an estimated 14,000 individuals.  

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Media contacts:

Ronalda Walsh
Director of Communications
Human Resources,
Labour and Employment
709-729-0753, 709-699-7903
ronaldawalsh@gov.nl.ca
Jenny Bowring
Communications Manager
Newfoundland Labrador Housing
709-724-3055
jmbowring@nlhc.nl.ca