See also - http://callmpa.com/Home.html
Shaw Legal Services - website says they work with bad credit or situations where people are trying to find an apartment
We guarantee residential leases. If you are looking to rent and your credit is not the best, (perhaps due to a foreclosure or a medical incident), and the landlord said you need a co-signer, we can help. Our company guarantees the landlord the assurance of payment should a default situation arise, thus allowing you, the tenant, an opportunity to secure the rental property of your choice. You are still liable contractually to fulfill your obligation, but we take the risk.
TruQuill is a for-profit-business that is designed to help individuals qualify for an apartment. We do this by charging two separate and straightforward up-front fees. TruQuill is able to get you approved by having the apartment run and check our credit instead of having to run and check yours.
Apartment Cosigning Services
my suggestion is to find an apartment managed by the OWNER.
not a property management company.
when you meet him/her, explain the situation; be open and honest.
If they still won't rent to you, you probably didn't want to rent from them anyway.
Good luck and may God bless
If you are totally broke, and have access to the internet, there is help available. Even the City of Chicago has funds available to prevent homelessness. Try the following, and let me know how it turns out.
1). City of Chicago call 311
Ask for short term help - to prevent homelessness.
2). CATHOLIC CHARITIES
3). Society of St Vincent de Paul.
Any of the above might help you in your time of need.
Americorp Real Estate
Brokers Associate, e-PRO
I am very sorry for your difficult situation:( Given that you are student and are on limited income you may want to consider finding a roommate, there are many ads on chicago's craiglist- also a great local nonprofit called the heartland alliance can help you find immediate accomadation, until you find something more permanent. If you feel that you are ready to rent an apartment at this stage, feel free to email with your price range and credit info. best regards urv
Also, I currently have 4 rental properties available immediately in different parts of Chicago. Contact me for more information.