Important Tip: Be Prepared, Check Your Credit Score!
Landlords can reject your rent application for bad credit!
HUD gives landlords the right to screen tenants to make sure they have a track record of paying their bills. A landlord is within his rights to rent to you, or not, based on the information contained in your credit check! For this reason, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you obtain your most recent Credit Score before you apply for low-income housing to make sure that there are no errors, etc! The last thing you want is a “Surprise” in your credit report if you’re issued a voucher. It will only take a few minutes of your time but can save you many months of headaches in the future! And remember – checking your own credit will NOT affect your score!