On July 11, 2023 the Honorable Paul Pike, Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation along with Member of Parliament, Yvonne Jones on behalf of the Honorable Amhed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion and MHA for Lake Melville, Perry Trimper  announced that Happy Valley-Goose Bay was amongst the 41 recipients across Canada to receive funding for new affordable housing units.

Happy Valley-Goose Bay will receive $5 million in funding and in partnership with Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation will see construction of 16 new affordable housing units.

“Because of … economic times and and the Muskrat Falls project and things like that, affordable housing units and inventory have dropped considerably,” Andrews said, adding that single units and two-bedroom units for families have been in short supply, forcing people to move away.

“We’re pleased,” he said. “Sixteen new units and another good announcement coming in a little bit.”