If your credit is not good but all of your rent is covered by the city can you still get a apartment thats based on credit ?

Asked by Shayla Mckinnon, Brooklyn, NY Mon May 3, 2010

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Trevor Curran, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Great Neck, NY
Tue Jun 12, 2012
I recommend you take the time to resolve your credit issues.

First, settle any outstanding debt. If you owe money on collection accounts, charge-offs and/or judgments, make payment arrangements and get these accounts paid promptly.

Next, begin rebuilding your credit. If you have current accounts with good payment histories, or even some previous late-payment-blemishes, make sure you continue to pay those accounts on time. If you do not have any existing credit accounts then you'll need to establish several in order to create a viable credit history.

I have found that CONSUMER ACTION is an excellent resource for objective advice on all things credit related. You'll find free and sincere advice on everything from settling collection accounts to rebuilding credit to building credit from scratch on their website http://www.consumer-action.org/.


Beware of anyone offering to "repair" your credit! The Federal Trade Commission issued a stern warning last year that such offers are scams. Find more from the FTC HERE. http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/moneymatters/dealing-w…


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Charles D'Al…, Agent, Brooklyn, NY
Tue May 4, 2010
It depends on how bad the credit is. How is you income? And why is your credit so bad?
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