No credit check for an apartment on the North Side of Chicago?
January 18, 2013 5:31 PM Subscribe
Poor credit and varying work hours, but mom needs a new apartment in Chicago.
posted by anotheraccount to home & garden (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My mom has been living in the same apartment since she moved to Chicago in 2006. She has struggled financially since she moved here and, as a result, has had trouble paying rent on time on more than one occasion. In 2008, her leasing company attempted to evict her in court, but the case was dismissed. Because of her long history of struggling financially, her credit is bad (more fair than poor, though). She's currently working a job that has hours that change regularly based on the work that they have - one week could be 40 hours, the next just 10.
Today she got a notice from her landlords that the rent will be going up $80 effective April 1, which would be the start date for her new lease. She can't afford the rent with this hike, and she really wants to move.. but she knows that with her credit, she would likely be unable to pass a credit check.
Can anyone recommend a leasing company/landlord on the North Side of Chicago that would not conduct a credit check or, alternatively, would not care about less than stellar credit? She's currently living in Rogers Park.