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What are some agencies that offer second chance renting?

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Some agencies or organizations that offer help with second chance renting are Step-by-Step Transitional Living Association and Community Services Consortium. Additionally, there are rental location services, such as Second Chance Rent Program, that help renters who through certain financial issues may have trouble renting. Second chance rental programs are typically for renters who may not qualify for housing due to factors such as bad credit, an eviction or low income, as noted by Step-by-Step Transitional Living Association.

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The Community Services Consortium, which is a community action agency in three different counties in Oregon, offers a second chance renters program. The program provides a six-week course designed to help renters who are in situations where they need a second chance for renting a house or apartment. This agency also helps prospective renters with rental assistance, such as providing a security deposit or move-in costs for permanent housing, as noted by Community Services Consortium.

The Step-by-Step Transitional Living Association is a non-profit social service provider that offers the My Second Chance Rental program. The program is for prospective renters who have an income but may have bad or no credit, evictions or certain types of legal problems. This association serves Arizona residents only. However, there may be similar social service agencies in other states that offer this type of service.

The Second Chance Rent Program offers rental location services in Atlanta, Georgia. For this service, clients do need to pay a fee that is dependent on the number of past evictions. Clients work with a representative who helps them locate a property that is suitable according to criteria such as income and type of housing needed.

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