Davis-Bacon and FHA-financed projects
Application of Davis-Bacon must avoid unnecessary disruption to FHA-financed new construction and rehabilitation projects.
Overview: The manner in which wage rates under Davis-Bacon are applied is critical to the viability of FHA financing for new construction or substantial rehabilitation of multifamily and residential healthcare properties. Split-wage determinations for residential housing projects create significant administrative burden and complexity. In some cases, the resulting administrative burden and disruption can make a project infeasible after a developer has expended significant amounts of time, effort and funds. The Department of Labor should take action to eliminate unwarranted split-wage decisions and disruptive late-stage wage rate updates.
Recent MBA Activity Related to Davis-Bacon
- Feb 01, 2019 - MBA Letter to Secretaries Acosta and Carson on Davis-Bacon "Split-wage" Decision
- Apr 13, 2018 - MBA Signs Coalition Letter to DOL on Davis-Bacon Impacts
- Feb 06, 2018 - MBA Letter to DOL on Davis-Bacon Concerns