We have granted funding to a domestic violence shelter that has a 5-bedroom (single "unit") house which offers emergency shelter to women facing domestic violence for an average of about 21 days. They will be using the funds to make repairs to the home. Would Davis-Bacon Wages apply? I know it does not apply to residential dwellings, but I do not know if this space is considering residential.
Date Published: May 2015
Under the CDBG program, facilities that are designed for use in providing shelter for persons with special needs are considered public facilities and not permanent housing. Such shelters would include shelters for victims of domestic violence. Use of CDBG funds in a construction contract in excess of $2,000 to repair the shelter would trigger prevailing wages as defined by the Davis-Bacon Act.