Released November 18, 2011
Social Housing Upgrades Underway in Central Newfoundland
Fifty-four social housing units in central Newfoundland will receive upgrades as the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation continues to enhance the social housing portfolio throughout the province. A contract valued at approximately $362,000 has been awarded to J & J Enterprises Ltd. to complete the work.
“I am delighted to see this significant investment in these housing properties in central Newfoundland,” said the Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation. “Dozens of families in communities across the region will benefit from this work, improving the quality of their homes and thereby improving their quality of life.”
The contracts include:
A Social Housing Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador - Secure Foundations, released by the Provincial Government in August 2009, outlines a long-term vision for social housing. It is aimed at improving the housing circumstances of low-income households and helping to create healthier communities. Budget 2011 Standing Strong: For Prosperity. For Our Future. For Newfoundland and Labrador allocated $25.9 million for social housing infrastructure, including $10.4 million for maintenance and $12 million for renovations and improvements.
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation is the province’s largest landlord with approximately 5,573 non-profit social housing dwellings province-wide.
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