a home or apartment that has a management center will do a complete back ground check and sometimes they will insist on a co signer, usually a parent if your credit is not established yet.
So try to find something that is run by the owner or possibly one person but not a management company.
Very Very Important Kayla, get the rent from both the room mate and your boyfriend, each of them will be equally responsible for the payments, divide it up 3 ways and if you give the room mate the largest bedroom she should pay more. If you dont get the money from BOTH of them then who ever thinks they are going to live for free can not move in.
You are not made of money and you are working hard toward the things you want in life, make sure anyone that is with you in in agreement toward your goals and helpful with the rent!!!
Yes I am a realtor but Im also a mom ! Good luck, if you need some advice along the way just call me ok.