can people really live in storage lockers? because that's the only application i'll get accepted.
September 21, 2012 7:18 PM Subscribe
How can I find a place to rent when I'll almost definitely fail a rental application and I'm a terrible risk?
posted by windykites to Work & Money (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am unemployed. I have an overdrawn credit card and about three things in collections (each debt in collections is under $500). I will theoretically be employed by december. I will (sort of) have enough money to be able to pay first and last and another month on top of that. (If i pay rent and don't pay my collections debts); I am not going to default on my rent. I know this, but a landlord doesn't.
The only part of this that matters on a rental application is that the "employer" section of the application will be blank, and that my credit is... well, I always pay my phone bills and rent at least...
I can only find apartments in my price range in managed buildings. I highly doubt if I could handle living with roommates. (I am incredibly noise sensitive and normal human noises make me insane and prevent me from ever sleeping or even relaxing... it's part of why I need to leave this place). I have to be out of here by november 1 and staying is not an option. There is nobody who can cosign for me. So what, if anything, can I do? Do people actually get away with living in storage lockers?