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 ( has published rules and regulations concerning Davis-Bacon and other labor laws in the Code of Federal Regulations ( 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 ( 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 »

Davis Bacon Labor Standards for ARRA DOE Weatherization Assistance Program

(Closed out, as of September 30, 2013)
TDHCA administered several significant programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). One of those programs, the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), used funds from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). WAP helps low-income households control their energy costs through education and installation of energy efficiency home improvements. The program goal is to reduce the energy cost burden of low income households through energy efficiency. More »