Avalon Region Social Housing receives upgrades
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.