Kickstart Session: What You Need to Know About Section 8 Rental Housing: From a Landlord’s Perspective

Please join us on April 18 as our speaker, Andrew Davenport, Vice President, Development for the MICHAELS Organization, explains “What You Need to Know About Section 8 Rental Housing: From a Landlord’s Perspective.”

Date: Monday, April 18
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Location: Zoom

In this session, Andrew will cover:

  • How Section 8 vouchers work
  • Income verification
  • Compliance/Inspections
  • Rental payments/Subsidy payments
  • How is managing a rental unit different for a Section 8 tenant vs. non-Section 8 tenant

Please register by April 14 to ensure receipt of the Zoom link needed to attend this session. We look forward to seeing you on April 18.


Kickstart Sessions complement the Jumpstart Wilmington program and offer information around specific topics related to the development process.



Andrew Davenport (Andy) is involved in all aspects of housing development, including securing financing, community outreach, and working with housing authorities, finance agencies, community partners, and other stakeholders to bring complex affordable housing developments from concept to reality. Andy’s projects have included new mixed-use and mixed-income developments, public housing and RAD conversions, rehabilitation and renovation. At Michaels he has closed approximately $480 Million in construction and permanent financing for the construction and rehabilitation of over 1,700 units.

After joining The Michaels Organization in 2011, Mr. Davenport held the position of Development Officer before being named Vice President in 2013. Prior to joining Michaels, he was a Development Officer with Pennrose Properties where he was responsible for two multi-phased HOPE VI redevelopment projects in Pennsylvania. Mr. Davenport’s portfolio encompassed a wide variety of development projects including mixed income and mixed finance transactions, general occupancy and senior occupancy developments, new construction and rehabilitation, and rental and for-sale housing.

Before that, he was Assistant Director of Real Estate Operations for the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Housing and Community Development; where he coordinated disposition of publicly held property for residential and commercial development.

Mr. Davenport holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Middlebury College and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2000, he was selected and served as a Fellow in the New York City Department of Correction in the New York City Urban Fellows Program.

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