Housing & Development Laws & Regulations

When considering a housing project or commercial development project that uses state or federal funding as a portion of the overall project, there are several laws and regulations to be familiar with.

The following will provide you with a brief synopsis of some of these regulations and a link where you can access additional information. Please contact the appropriate state or federal department for any clarifications to these laws. And access the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) online resource for more information.
  1. Davis-Bacon Act

    Find details on the Davis-Bacon Act and how it may apply to you.

  2. Fair Housing Act

    Review details of the Fair Housing Act.

  3. Lead Paint

    Lead is a highly toxic metal that may cause a range of health problems, especially in young children.

  4. Section 8 Quality Standards

    The goal of any housing program is to provide "decent, safe and sanitary" housing at an affordable cost to low-income families.