Avalon Re­gion So­cial Hous­ing re­ceives up­grades

The Compass - - OPINION -

The New­found­land and Labrador Hous­ing Cor­po­ra­tion (NLHC) has awarded con­tracts val­ued at $126,000 to up­grade four so­cial hous­ing prop­er­ties in Car­bon­ear, Vic­to­ria and Heart’s Con­tent.

Burnt Head Con­struc­tion Ltd. has been awarded a con­tract val­ued at $68,000 to carry out sid­ing, door, roof­ing, win­dow, stair, deck, and ramp re­place­ments on a du­plex in Car­bon­ear. Work is ex­pected to be com­pleted later this month.

Square One Sid­ing Ltd. has been awarded a con­tract val­ued at $58,000 to ren­o­vate a unit in Heart’s Con­tent and a unit in Vic­to­ria. The units will re­ceive sid­ing, door, roof­ing, win­dow, stair, deck, and ramp re­place­ments. The an­tic­i­pated com­ple­tion date for the Heart’s Con­tent con­tract is later this month, while the an­tic­i­pated com­ple­tion date for the work in Vic­to­ria is Septem­ber.

“This in­vest­ment will im­prove daily liv­ing for fam­i­lies in th­ese units’” said Tom Hed­der­son, Min­is­ter Re­spon­si­ble for NLHC. “Fam­i­lies in com­mu­ni­ties across the prov­ince have ben­e­fited from our on­go­ing mod­ern­iza­tion and im­prove­ment pro­gram, and we con­tinue to make great strides in main­tain­ing and im­prov­ing our vi­tal so­cial hous­ing prop­er­ties.”

“New­found­land and Labrador Hous­ing Cor­po­ra­tion has been in­vest­ing sig­nif­i­cant funds to en­hance older so­cial hous­ing through­out the prov­ince, en­sur­ing safe and af­ford­able homes will con­tinue to be avail­able for those with great­est need,” added Jerome Kennedy, Min­is­ter of Nat­u­ral Re­sources and MHA for Car­bon­earHar­bour Grace.

“Since our gov­ern­ment came to power, we have made amaz­ing progress in ren­o­vat­ing and en­hanc­ing our ex­ist­ing so­cial hous­ing, to the ben­e­fit of our ten­ants across the prov­ince.”

Bud­get 2012: Peo­ple and Pros­per­ity al­lo­cated $25.9 mil­lion for so­cial hous­ing in­fra­struc­ture, in­clud­ing $10.4 mil­lion for main­te­nance and $ 12 mil­lion for ren­o­va­tions and im­prove­ments.

“This work will see that th­ese homes con­tinue to meet the needs of cur­rent ten­ants, as well as en­sure that we con­tinue to have vi­able af­ford­able hous­ing op­tions avail­able for fam­i­lies with low in­comes into the fu­ture,” said Char­lene John­son, Min­is­ter of Child, Youth and Fam­ily Ser­vices and MHA for Trin­ity-Bay de Verde.

New­found­land and Labrador Housi n g Cor­pora t i o n is the prov­ince’s largest land­lord with ap­prox­i­mately 5,573 non- profit so­cial hous­ing dwellings provincewide.

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