Wilkinson & Associates
If his credit is that bad, your friend might want to write a letter explaining the "credit problems" he has had (IF they can be explained). Under the circumstances, he might also need a co-signer for the lease.
He might also want to offer to pay a few months rent in advance.
Not sure this will help, but it's worth a try.
While we do check credit on our rental apps, it is not necessarily the most important thing to us. The most important thing is that they do not have any recent evictions, have a good rental history and verifiable income. Feel free to have your friend look at our available properties.