Media Release

January 19, 2024

Public Advisory: Update on Progress of Repairs and Renovations to Provincially Owned Vacant Units

The Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) is highlighting continued progress on repairs and renovations to the 143 provincially owned vacant units identified in a request for quotations in October 2023.

As of January 12, 2024:

  • Work is complete on 81 of the 143 units identified in the request for quotations;
  • Repairs or renovations are underway on another 48 projects; and
  • Work is complete on all units in the Western Region.

In the Eastern Region, of the 85 vacancies in October, work is complete on 52, work is in progress on 29 units and four have not been assigned.

In the Central Region, 11 of the 15 vacancies are now completed and four are in progress.

In the Western Region, all 12 vacancies have been completed.

Of the 31 vacancies in Labrador, six are completed, 15 are in progress and 10 not yet assigned.

These 143 units are in addition to the standard repair and renovation process undertaken each year by the housing corporation, which is an ongoing part of its management of the province’s affordable housing units. When any NLHC unit or home becomes vacant, it requires repairs before new tenants can move in. So far in 2023-24, 349 units have been repaired and offered to tenants.


Media contact
Jenny Bowring
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation