If you do not have good credit, you really need good rental references and you may decide to look at homes for rent by owners, since they sometimes fail to pull credit reports. When you go, be certain you look nice and your car is very clean. If you have children, they must be clean, polite, and obedient. And it would be beneficial if you have a good explanation for the credit issues.
AND ALWAYS, without fail, pay your rent on time. If you do not, you may never be able to move again. You must put rent first since you need a roof over your head.
Occasionally an agent or owner will consider your application if you can pay a double deposit. If it is an agent, you might volunteer that you have credit issues but that you are willing to pay two months deposit.
Take care and good luck.