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Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs - Building Homes and Strengthening Communities

Davis-Bacon Labor Standards

HUD-Community Planning & Development (CPD) Programs

Certain projects funded by HUD must comply with Fair Labor Standards. The Department of Labor (DOL.gov) has published rules and regulations concerning Davis-Bacon and other labor laws in the Code of Federal Regulations (DOL.gov). These regulations ensure that mechanics and laborers employed by construction work under federally-assisted contracts are paid wages and fringe benefits equal to those that prevail in the locality where the work is performed. Davis-Bacon wage rates apply to HUD-funded projects because of labor provisions contained in Federal Labor Standards Requirements in Housing and Community Development Programs (HUD.gov) such as the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, the National Housing Act, the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, and the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996. More »