Just because you have bad credit doesn't mean you will be a bad tenant - many landlords know this. Often, independent rental owners are more flexible with their rental criteria that larger property management companies.
There is more to a tenant screening than just a credit report - although that is an important element. Equally important is the background check, rental references and income verfications. It may be helpful to know what is on your screening report before you begin applying. MyScreeningReport.com is an applicant initiated tenant screening report - it allows you to go to their site, order your report, VIEW it and then share it with prospective landlords through their secure sharing system.
Some really cool features about this screening service are that because it is applicant initiated (YOU are ordering the report) it does not negatively affect your credit score & these reports are called Portable Reports. This means that you pay for your tenant screening once and can share it as many times as you need to at no additional charge - for a 30 day period. This feature really helps save money, allowing you to apply more than once if necessary without the expense of multiple application fees.