New Kitchen Cabinets Slated for St. John’s
The Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Transportation and
Works and Minister Responsible for Newfoundland Labrador Housing
(Housing), today announced that Classic Woodwork Ltd. has been awarded
a $366,000 contract to build new kitchen cabinets for installation in
92 social housing dwellings in St. John’s.
“The modernization and improvement focus that Housing has been putting
into its properties throughout the province this year is extensive and
involves both outdoor and indoor upgrades,” said Minister Hedderson.
“The driving force behind this work is the Williams Government’s new
social housing plan which focuses on enhancing the aging social housing
portfolio and providing tenants with improved and modern quality homes.”
The kitchen cabinets are to be installed by Housing staff in units on
Blackmarsh Road, Cowperthwaite Court, Portia Place, Chalker Place and
Crosbie Road. The anticipated completion date for supply and delivery
of the cabinets is March 2010.
“I am delighted by the amount of investment that Housing is making in
these neighbourhoods,” said Bob Ridgley, MHA for St. John’s North.
“Many of these homes have also received extensive exterior upgrades as
well over the past few months, all of which I am sure is most
appreciated by families that live there.”
“I am quite pleased that Housing is retrofitting these homes,” said Ed
Buckingham, MHA for St. John’s East. “It is important that our social
housing units are modernized and maintained on a regular basis, inside
These current upgrades and repairs are part of Housing’s annual
Modernization and Improvement program. As part of Budget 2009: Building
on Our Strong Foundation, the Provincial Government will invest $14.55
million for building, renovating and retro-fitting social housing
infrastructure throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.
This work is in keeping with the goals of the Social Housing Plan for
Newfoundland and Labrador – Secure Foundations, which outlines a new
long-term vision for social housing aimed at improving the housing
circumstances of lower-income households and helping to create
In the spring, the federal and provincial governments announced a joint
investment of $93 million to build new and renovate existing affordable
housing throughout the province over the next two years. Overall, the
provincial contribution is $50 million, with the Federal Government
contributing a further $43 million.
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Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
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Newfoundland Labrador Housing
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