Davis Bacon Wage Requirements for HUD Housing Programs

Resolved that NAHB urge Congress, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Labor to undertake the following changes to the Davis-Bacon requirements for federal housing programs:

  1. Bring into conformance the Davis Bacon statutory and regulatory requirements for all federal housing programs.
  2. Exempt small projects (50 or fewer units) from Davis Bacon.
  3. Revise the Department of Labor construction classification system to classify all multifamily rental buildings as “residential” construction.
  4. Require the Department of Labor to transmit prevailing wage rate surveys to NAHB-affiliated local home builders associations and subsequently accept survey input from NAHB members in computing local DOL prevailing wage rates.

Resolution originally adopted: 2004/10 No. 6


Committee with primary jurisdiction:

  • Housing Finance Committee
  • Federal Government Affairs Committee


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