Can You Still Rent With Bad Credit?
Don't let bad credit stop you from qualifying for your dream apartment.
Real talk: Many landlords rely on a credit check to vet potential renters—especially in competitive markets. Just try hunting for an apartment to rent in San Francisco, and you’ll feel the pinch of a poor score. But there’s hope! If you’re renting with bad credit (or no credit at all, like if you’re a new college grad) there are workarounds to help you snag a great apartment, and even boost your score in the process. Here are some tips for renting with bad credit: find a guarantor or co-signer.