I am sorry about your financial situation.
I think it depends on your total credit situation and what everything else looks like.
You may be able to do a lease option. I just spoke with a seller who would consider that. You could lease a home with the option to purchase in 3 - 4 years. In the mean time you could negotiate the best lease option for your situation. You may even be able to get the tax savings. Depending on how your work your deal.
I would say that would be the best option right now.
Best of Luck.