Federal and Provincial Announce $18.5 Million in Social Housing
The federal and provincial government has made a $1.5 million housing investment throughout the Province.
Eight families will soon be moving into newly constructed affordable housing units on Froude Avenue in St. John’s.
The eight-unit building includes four wheelchair-accessible, two-bedroom units on the main level, and four two-bedroom units on the second level.
Energy efficiency was also a key element in the design and construction of the building. These homes exceed the energy performance requirements in the National Building Code and meet the Provincial Government’s ‘Build Better Buildings’ policy.
The remaining $17 million in funding will support additional investments on repairs to Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation social housing units in 2021-22, including vacancies requiring major repairs in order to be available to new tenants. This includes repairs to reopen 10 homes in Labrador West and three homes in Nain for families in need.