Regardless of your credit situation, it is important to note that the house and the property will also need to "qualify" for a loan package. When the lender's appraiser visits the property, the condition of the property will need to meet the criteria that it will be "safe, sanitary, and secure". It will need to be structurally sound with adequate electrical wiring, and roofing etc. in order to be "safe". It will need to have working utilities and mechanicals such as furnace, water heater, sewer/septic, etc in order to allow sanitary and healthy living conditions. It will also need to be secure, meaning adequate windows and no holes in the walls, doors, etc.
Very few properties in the price range that you mentioned would fit a lender's criteria for making a loan. There is a loan package that would allow you to do some of the upgrades to make a property safe, sanitary, and secure, it is called an FHA 203K loan. Unfortunately, that loan has credit score guidelines.
Keep calling lenders and explain your situation, and if they cannot help you, ask them for referrals to a lender institution that might be able to help you. You might also explore a land contract. Be sure to have a real estate attorney prepare your land contract paperwork and record it in the county recorders office.
Cutler Real Estate
203 Applegrove NW
N. Canton, Oh 44720