I'm sorry to hear you've had some rough times. By the time you get a foreclosure AND a bankruptcy on your credit report, the FICO score is going to be low. I am a Certified Instructor in Credit Repair, so I can show you how to bring your score back up. But it will take time.
The criteria for accepting a tenant's application is totally up to the landlord, or property manager, for each house. Most will not accept someone with late payments, or missed payments, on a mortgage. Since you say you had a foreclosure, I will assume there were missing payments. It might depend on how long ago these items showed up in your history, but you said it was "recent", so that is going to be held against you. The chances of you finding a nice house for lease where the property manager will let you have it are pretty silm, but you might offer a large cash deposit up front with your application, and see if that sways their decision.
One option is to rent an apartment for a year and pay the rent early every month. Then get a letter from the manager, and submit that with your application to rent a house next year. Offer to set up a direct draft from your bank for the rent. Or, better yet, pay the rent for six months in advance. You will have to take aggressive measures to get your credit rating back.
Whatever you do --- do NOT make a late payment after having filed a bankruptcy!
Contact me directly for more suggestions on what you can do. Good luck.
Happy New Year! ---2013 can't be any worse.
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