I get asked all the time. My answer is you must meet all of the requirements listed on the application. One of which is 3x rent in verifiable income. My house here rents for $1200 and I have yet to have a section 8 tenant show a $3600 income. I have yet to have one pay an application fee ($40 per adult) either. But I have had excellent tenants with great credit apply and get the house.
There is no law requiring a landlord to set themselves up for section 8.
agree with @Mark Fries @Zach Westerfield In our properties’ counties, Section 8 housing is an elective. And if you want to gain Section 8 tenants, you have to fill out the application with the county, go through their inspection, etc.
if you’re not interested in having section 8 tenants, then don’t apply. And nothing wrong with telling inquirers that you don’t accept Section 8.
Thanks for the help!