Hi Ch7 and thanks for your post.
I certainly understand your frustration because, around here, rental units are going so fast that someone with a bankruptcy filing in their past will definitely find it more challenging to get a place to live. Even qualified renters without any problems with credit are finding home rentals a huge challenge.
Your best bet will be to work directly with a homeowner who is renting his/her private home and not with a management company or apartment complex. If an apartment complex does agree to rent to you, you will most assuredly need a co-signer to guarantee your payment. Check Craigslist and try to work directly with a home owner. Be upfront and honest and let the owner know how you came into trouble, what you did to get out of debt, and how you plan to faithfully pay your rent every month from now on. Most of time, if you're honest, you'll find a property owner who is willing to work with you.
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