Generally speaking, if you don't have any evictions, unpaid tax liabilities, or unpaid utilities along with some extra money for a possible double deposit, a poor credit profile may be overcome. It really depends on the criteria the rental management company has set for rentals. Every company is different. You may need to find an agent that will take the time to explain your particular situation to the potential management company ahead of applying or paying the application fee. Your credit score is only one part of the overall "picture" they are trying to put together for the homeowner /investor of the home.