You probably already know this by now, but most likely you should have put the rent in to an escrow account every month, with the stipulation that it will be paid to the landlord upon satisfactory repairs being made.
This shows that you have the money, and intend to do so; youâ€™re just not because of the living conditions.
Did you photograph and document the repairs needed, and your attempts to have the landlord remedy them?
You might want to consider talking with an attorney. If you canâ€™t afford 1, consider going to Legal Aid. (Noteâ€¦it may take months to get an appointment there, but it will be worth it to have the blemish removed from your credit report that will be there for years)
If youâ€™re looking for another place to rent, some landlords and property owners will take in to consideration the â€œbig pictureâ€ if you explain to them why you were evicted, and you have stable income and good credit otherwise. You might be able to provide an additional deposit though, so just be prepared for this.
Please be careful if you are lookingâ€¦..there are plenty of people willing to scam and take advantage of someone in your situation.
If I can help you find a rental, or with anything else, please feel free to contact me directly firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charles Rutenberg Realty