Media Release

April 10, 2024

Provincial Government to Build 50 Homes in Corner Brook

As part of Budget 2024’s record investment in housing, the Provincial Government is investing $20 million to construct 50 provincially owned units in Corner Brook, helping to increase access to stable, safe and affordable housing for individuals and families in the western region.

The project will include multi-unit buildings that feature a combination of one- and two-bedroom homes, the greatest area of need in the current social housing portfolio. The majority of these homes will be built in the Crestview Avenue area of Corner Brook. The project scope will also include the demolition of 32 existing long-term vacancies in the area, paving the way for new modern, accessible and energy efficient homes.

The Honourable Fred Hutton, Minister of Housing, was in Corner Brook today to highlight this important investment in the community. Minister Hutton was joined by the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills and MHA for Corner Brook, as well as His Worship Jim Parsons, Mayor of Corner Brook, Pamela Gill, Corner Brook councillor and chair of the City of Corner Brook Community Partners Standing Committee, and Jenny Brake, Acting Chief of the Qalipu First Nation.

A tender for the demolition stage of the project will be issued in the coming weeks. A request for proposals for construction will be issued shortly thereafter, and will encourage developers to consider various design approaches, including traditional and modular building methods.

Construction of all 50 homes is anticipated to be complete by 2026.

The Provincial Government continues to invest in programs and projects that will increase access to affordable rental housing throughout the province. This includes 10 projects conditionally approved under the Affordable Rental Housing Program in the western region, as well as a series of actions under the Five-Point Plan to Improve Access to Housing that is Affordable.

“Budget 2024 includes the highest-ever provincial investment in housing, helping to support the well-being of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians by increasing access to safe and affordable housing. This investment will support 50 individuals or families in Corner Brook to secure homes they can afford within their existing community.”
Honourable Fred Hutton
Minister of Housing

“This substantial investment will help to address the need for affordable, modern, high-quality, energy-efficient housing options in Corner Brook. These homes will become part of the solution to some of the greatest areas of housing demand. I look forward to seeing these units take shape across Corner Brook and ultimately giving 50 individuals and families access to safe, accessible and affording housing.”
Honourable Gerry Byrne
Minister of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills and MHA for Corner Brook

“I am thankful to the province and Minister Hutton for listening to the city and our regional partners and making this significant investment in the region. Fifty units will go a long way in providing necessary affordable housing for people who need it.”
His Worship Jim Parsons
Mayor of Corner Brook

“This investment in housing in the community of Corner Brook is much needed and appreciated. We are guided by the belief that housing is a human right and, as an Indigenous organization, we are pleased to work together with the province to ensure that our community members are supported with access to stable, safe and affordable housing.”
Jenny Brake
Acting Chief, Qalipu First Nation


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Marc Budgell
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing
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Ryan Butt
City of Corner Brook

Alison Muise
Qalipu First Nation