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Provincial Government Announces Results of RFP for Affordable Rental Housing Program

Press Release

November 16, 2023

The Honourable Paul Pike, Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation and Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, today announced a provincial investment of over $80 million to support 91 private and community housing sector projects that will see the construction of approximately 900 new affordable rental housing homes throughout the province.

Joining Minister Pike at the announcement was Alexis Foster, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Home Builders Association-Newfoundland and Labrador, and Kelly Heisz, Executive Director of SeniorsNL.

Announced in Budget 2023, the Affordable Rental Housing Program provides one-time capital funding in the form of a forgivable loan to assist in the creation of affordable rental homes. The program is being delivered through the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation and will focus on supporting seniors, as well as other vulnerable populations including young adults, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, newcomers, women and children fleeing violence and people experiencing homelessness. Accessibility and energy efficiency are also key design elements of the program.

Successful proponents will own and manage their projects and rent to lower income households at or below rates established by the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation. These rates will be based on annual rental market reports published by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. In addition to the creation of more than 900 affordable rental homes, selected projects propose the creation of over 240 market rental homes which will further support the longer-term sustainability of the housing developments.

This investment also presents significant opportunities to contribute to provincial economic activity through the engagement of contractors, building supply businesses and the related economic spin-offs.

Access to safe and affordable housing is an important social determinant of health. Last month the Provincial Government unveiled a five-point plan designed to increase the availability of housing that is affordable in Newfoundland and Labrador, and last week released an inventory of vacant provincial land in the St. John’s metro region that can be made available for the development of purpose-built rental housing that is affordable.

A list of the approved projects can be found in the backgrounder below.

Quotes

“We continue to take concrete action to increase the supply of affordable housing throughout the province. Today’s announcement builds on our government’s recent five-point plan and is a great example of how we can work together with our private and community partners to provide affordable housing for individuals and families to live, work and thrive in the communities they call home.”
Honourable Paul Pike
Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation and
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development

“Access to affordable housing is vital to the health and well-being of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. The participation, by both private and community sector entities, underscores the importance of this initiative. The creation of these new affordable homes will help address the housing supply shortage in our province and provide individuals with more availability and choice to meet their housing needs.”
Alexis Foster
Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Home Builders Association-Newfoundland and Labrador

“Inquiries to our organization from seniors looking for affordable housing are at an all-time high. Rents are high, vacancies are low, and the cost of living continues to rise. Increasing the affordable housing stock in this province is welcome news and will certainly help seniors living on low income who need it the most.”
Kelly Heisz
Executive Director, SeniorsNL

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BACKGROUNDER

Private and Non-Profit Sector Housing Projects Selected through the Affordable Rental Housing Program Request for Proposals

Private Sector Affordable Housing Projects
Proponent Units Location
10503 NFLD Limited 6 Kippens
15292484 Canada Limited 10 Bay Roberts
76202 Newfoundland & Labrador Inc. 10 Eastport
76202 Newfoundland & Labrador Inc. 10 Glovertown
81485 NL Ltd 6 Irishtown – Summerside
81485 NL Ltd 6 Corner Brook
85577 NL Inc. 14 Botwood
85862 NL Corp 10 Shoe Cove, Pouch Cove, Flatrock
92971 Newfoundland & Labrador Corp. 10 Fortune
93370 Newfoundland & Labrador Inc. 5 St. John’s
After You Cleaners Ltd 5 Springdale
Angel Housing 13 CBS
Ashley Pomeroy’s Rentals 10 Stephenville
Avalon Interiors Corp 15 Carbonear
Bensaid Services Ltd 15 St. John’s
Best View Estates 10 Bay Bulls
BP Property Management 4 Marystown
Burt Brothers Limited 4 King’s Point
Central Erectors Inc. 10 Grand Falls-Windsor
Colin & Frances Power c/o CPP Holding’s Inc 5 Grand Falls – Windsor
Cooney Holdings Ltd. 6 Appleton
CRG Properties Limited 4 Cupids
Curtis Porter 6 Kelligrews
Cusick’s Contracting Inc. 8 St. Lawrence
D.S. Building Contractor Ltd 10 Botwood
David & Kim Dawe 6 North River
Deborah Reid & Donald Miller 4 Pouch Cove
Dober’s Enterprises 4 Marystown
Donold Gordon 8 Deer Lake
Dwayne Sturge 6 Portugal Cove-St. Philips
E&S Management Inc. 10 Harbour Grace
Eastern Tree Service INC 10 Burin
EJB Contracting 10 Robert’s Arm
Elite Holdings Ltd. 5 Holyrood
Exploits 2000 Inc. 10 Bishop’s Falls
Family Homes Construction Ltd. 10 Bonavista
Family Homes Construction Ltd. 10 Bell Island
Family Homes Construction Ltd. 10 Portugal Cove/St. Phillips
Family Homes Construction Ltd. 10 Kilbride/St. John’s
Gary Callahan Holdings Limited 11 Happy Valley Goose Bay
Gateway Apartments Ltd. 14 Dunville
Godsons Manor – 76493 NL & Labrador Corp 10 Holyrood
Golden Road Housing Inc. 15 Kelligrews, CBS
Grand Fairways Resort Inc. 10 Burin
IDAM Holdings Ltd 10 Bay Roberts
J. T. Swyers Co. Ltd. 15 Bonavista
Jacob Power 5 Tors Cove
Jade Holdings Ltd 6 Deer Lake
JDR Construction Ltd. 10 Clarkes Beach
Joyce & Gerald O’Reilly 6 Dunville, Placentia
Kieffer Contracting & Moosehead Lounge Ltd. 15 Glenwood
Klondyke Property Investments Limited 15 Bay Roberts
L.I.D Homes Limited 6 Clarke’s Beach
M&M Equipment Limited 5 Deer Lake
Matthew Lawlor 12 Mobile NL – Route 10 Highway
MED Realty Enterprises Ltd 4 Carbonear
ML Contracting 8 Bay Roberts
ML Contracting 8 Avondale
ML Contracting 8 Colliers
ML Contracting 8 Holyrood
Moosey Meadows Estates Ltd 10 Holyrood
Morey’s Apartments 4 Port Anson
Nidus Development Inc. 20 St. John’s
Pennell Developments Ltd 13 Pouch Cove
Philip & Dianne Chaytor 4 Clarkes Beach
Pomeroy Enterprises 5 Stephenville
RHS Investments Ltd. 10 Baie Verte
RHS Investments Ltd. 6 Deer Lake, Airport Avenue
Rod & Wendy Greeley 10 CBS
Rogers Rentals 10 Marystown
RTO Capital Inc. 10 North River, CBN
RTO Capital Inc. 10 Paradise
S.P. Trucking Ltd. 5 Harbour Grace
Sein Construction Inc. 17 Shoal Harbour
Shoal Investments Limited 20 Clarenville
Stephen Green Holdings INC. 10 Carbonear
Stonemount Enterprises Ltd. 20 St. John’s
Talamh an Eisc Construction 10 Bonavista
The Porte Village Limited 20 Lewisporte
Tri-Sum Realty Limited 8 Stephenville
Tucker Group Inc. 20 Portugal Cove/St. Phillips
Twenty-Three Five Holdings Inc 10 St. John’s, Mount Pearl, Paradise
Twillingate Realty Inc. 10 Twillingate
Vista Place 2005 Ltd. 4 Springdale
Sub-total                                                      792
Community Sector Affordable Housing Projects
Charwood Legion Manors Inc. 6 Carbonear
Columbus Centre Inc. 20 Mount Pearl
Connections for Seniors 60 St. John’s
Happy Valley Goose Bay Housing and Homelessness Coalition 4 Happy Valley Goose Bay
Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador 20 St. John’s
Port Saunders Development Committee, Inc. 10 Port Saunders
The Robert’s Arm Senior Citizen’s Home 10 Robert’s Arm
Sub-total                                                       130
Total                                                              922

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