can I rent an apartment with unemployment being my only income?

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I make at least $ 900 a month I have bad credit but flawless rental history 100% clean will i be able to rent an apartment i live in washington state i just had an apartment a month ago but i had to move and now i need to rent again but looking for cheaper place like a studio thats all i need, my last landlord really loved me i alwasy paid on time never ever had any complaints and 100% clean no repairs needed to the place when i left, i hope i can rent easy considering my credit is wack due to some dumb descions made by mean awhile back.

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    mar c
    July 21, 2011 at 3:55 am

    good luck finding someone that will want to rent you an apartment while you are unemployed.

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    rtfm
    July 21, 2011 at 4:09 am

    Your only “income” is unemployment … AND you have bad credit?

    There’s not a landlord in the country that would take a chance on you. Sorry. You’re going to need a roommate, a co-signer, or a job. Preferably two out of three.

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    answerman
    July 21, 2011 at 4:42 am

    Find an free agency like legal aid to negotiate with a landlord.

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    chatsplas
    July 21, 2011 at 5:18 am

    Sorry, not from me. There’s a definite limit to how long unemployment will last, and not as long as the lease.. . . . and then when you add in poor credit rating which shows a history of making poor financial decisions. . . . .NO.
    Get a letter of reference from the old LL, and be prepared to have a parent as guarantor.

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    PhilipC
    July 21, 2011 at 6:04 am

    Why would you move out of the place you already had knowing that you didn’t have a job ? Common sense should let you know that you’re not gonna get anyone to rent a place to you with no proof of income. Would you rent someone a place with no income ? Good luck.

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