Have you made a few mistakes in the past? Felonies happen in an instant, and haunt you for the rest of your life. You are no longer in prison, or even on probation. Yet, it’s tough to begin a new life, free of the problems in your past, without a great place to live. If you are trying to rent, but running into difficulties getting approved, it could be because of your past mistakes. Prospective landlords look into your background and they’re hesitant to rent to anyone with a criminal past. They view you as a risk, thinking you won’t pay your rent to them or you’ll be involved in illegal activities on their property. You may think that a new apartment is impossible for you because of your past, but this is not true!
A new apartment is the first step toward your new life. Whatever your past, you are ready to move on and that is all the matters! People can improve their personal lives by making better choices. How can you prove this and move forward? First, request your criminal record be sealed or expunged. In either of these situations, your felonies would not be visible to someone running a background check on you. If you are unable to do this, the next step is to find an apartment complex willing to rent to felons. This is often referred to as “second chance apartments.”
Creative Realty can help you get into a Houston, TX second chance rental. Those with non-violent felonies, which are seven to 10 years old and have been off parole for five years can qualify to live in this type of housing. This is a step in the right direction! It’s difficult, if not impossible, to find a great selection of second chance apartments on your own without working with a professional. We want to work with you every step of the way. Tell us a little about you and what you need in a rental home and we’ll provide you with a list of apartments that meet your criteria and will accept felons. You won’t believe how easy it is!