Today, the Governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada announced a $787,000 contract to develop a new four-unit, affordable residential housing building on Mesher Street in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Funding for the work, to be completed by Churchill Construction Ltd., is being equally cost-shared under the National Housing Strategy.
The four-unit building, will include two fully wheelchair-accessible, one-bedroom units on the main level, and two, one-bedroom units on the second level. The main floor units include roll-in showers and wheelchair accessible kitchens and ‘no step’ entrances. Universal Design features are incorporated throughout the property and include items such as widened exterior and interior doors and hallways, and lever-type door handles and faucets.
Energy efficiency and sustainability are also key elements in the design and construction of the building. These homes will exceed the minimum energy performance requirements of the National Building Code with upgraded insulation and extensive air sealing. Additional features of the development include accessible parking and level access to the main floor units. The anticipated completion date for this project is February 2023.
“This new construction will be a welcome addition to the community and highlights our government’s commitment to expand the number of energy efficient, accessible and affordable rental housing options for those most in need, throughout the province.”
Honourable John G. Abbott
Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation
“Everyone in Canada deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. Our government continues to create more affordable homes that meet the needs of individuals and families in Newfoundland and Labrador and across Canada. This is the National Housing Strategy at work.”
Honourable Ahmed Hussen
Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion
“Canada’s National Housing Strategy is providing affordable homes for the people of Newfoundland and Labrador and across the country. Through a collaborative ten-year plan, we’re ensuring that our strategy helps our most vulnerable citizens first and foremost. Actions like the one we are celebrating today ensure that every Canadian has a place to call their own.”
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and to the Minister of Northern Affairs
Member of Parliament for Labrador
“Our government is working collaboratively with the Federal Government to address a wide range of housing needs, including the development of a new residential housing building in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. I am very pleased to see this positive development in response to a recognized need for additional housing. This affordable housing development will assist individuals and families who are looking for a place to call home.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister Responsible for Labrador Affairs
Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation
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