Programs of HUD: Major Mortgage, Grant, Assistance, and Regulatory Programs 2018
Davis-Bacon and Labor Standards
Oversight of administration and enforcement of Federal labor standards provisions in HUD
Nature of Program
: The Davis-Bacon Act and related acts (DBRA) require contracts
and subcontractors working on federally funded or assisted construction contracts over
$2,000 to pay laborers and mechanics at least locally prevailing wages and fringe
benefits, as determined by the Department of Labor. HUD ensures compliance with
DBRA requirements applicable to HUD-assisted and insured housing and community
development programs. HUD also oversees Federal prevailing wage requirements
applicable to maintenance employees of public housing agencies and tribally designated
housing entities. This program does not provide any funding.
: Users of HUD funds and guarantees in building housing and other publicuse buildings constructed by developers, contractors, and state and local housing entities.
Legal Authority: Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. 3141 et seq.); Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
(29 U.S.C. 201 et seq.); McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act of 1965 (41 U.S.C. 351 et
seq.); Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (40 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.); Walsh-Healey
Public Contracts Act (41 U.S.C. 35 et seq.); Copeland Anti-Kickback Act (40 U.S.C. 3145).
: Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management; HUD field offices.
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