Help Kato Kaelin Find A Home That Isn't My Living Room
March 21, 2006 10:50 AM Subscribe
What will it take for my friend to find an apartment now that he's been evicted?
posted by hamster to grab bag (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A good friend was evicted and has been living on my couch for three weeks. It's getting old, as you can probably imagine; I'd like to help him find a new place, but he's convinced that his eviction will keep him from ever renting again. He's avoiding making calls because he doesn't want to hear bad news; I'd like to give him some hopeful news (or confront him with a plan) about moving on.
How should he approach potential landlords/management companies, and what should he expect? I'm guessing he'll need to pay more upfront, but I'm not sure how his negative rental history will affect him. Will he end up paying more in rent? Are there certain landlords that will turn him down sight unseen after a credit check? Are bigger companies more or less likely to work with him? We're in Minneapolis, if it helps.
Thanks--I'd love to get my sofa back before springtime.