Friday, January 15, 2010

Housing Update

Torngat Regional Housing Association (TRHA) has turned over new homes to families in 3 of the north coast communities.

William Lucy is the co-ordinator.

He says there are 6 new homes in Nain plus 1 that was re-built, 3 in Hopedale, and 2 in Makkovik which are in satisfactory condition.

Lucy says inspector Richard Boase arrived in Nain to do inspections yesterday and left this morning.

He says the carpenters in Hopedale and Makkovik are laid off as of today.

There are still some homes under repair, and the Nain carpenters are doing the last few repairs. In Rigolet there are a few repairs left to do, and Postville is pretty well completed.

Lucy says 1 new home in Postville should be completed in a couple of weeks. The 3 carpenters there are doing finishing touches on the interior.

The 3 new homes are not completed in Rigolet due to material being shipped late on the last boat. A worker is expected to in Rigolet today to start plastering the walls.

Lucy adds that 10 carpenters are using generators to work, because there is no hydro hookup yet at the new subdivision. The 3 new homes should be completed by mid February.

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