No, you are not required to make your property available to section 8. Most everyone seems to be familiar with the basics of Section 8 tenants. The government pays a set share of their rent each month and the tenant is responsible for the rest. The government tends to offer a good market rent.
The general idea with Section 8 tenants is that they are, in fact, low-income and that increases the risk for the quality of their tenancy. It is assumed Section 8 tenants will cause more damage to the property and not take care of it. The reality is this won’t always be the case, and there are a lot of Section 8 tenants who will take immaculate care of a property. Not all Section 8 tenants are or will be bad quality. Not at all! There is just a higher risk of it happening.