So I'm going to be moving out of my parent's house within the next 2 months (Because they decided they're sick of me being around and just said get out), And quite frankly this is a new experience for me. I've never had a place of my own (Not entirely true, I did live at a low-income housing complex a while ago when my parent threw me out and I was working a dead-end job). But Now im not working a dead-end job and I think I make enough money to live on my own. I just have this massive fear complex that if I fail at this, Im going to have to go back to being homeless (Yes, I've been homeless before, It sucks. Alot) It's honestly something i'd rather not repeat ever. I'm trying to take as many precautions as possible, But I dont know if I can do it. I've never rented before so I dont have any rental history. I dont have any form of credit score (I checked, theres none.) So I dont know what to expect when I start looking for apartments. For those of you who live on your own, How did you manage to do it without having any rental history or credit?
I have a room-mate in mind, But the problem is he doesnt exactly have the best job and he wouldn't be able to contribute much until he finds a better job. I really want to help him because I know he needs to get out of his current house because his dad's an absolute pineappleing idiot, But will I be making a mistake by trusting him to live with me even though I will be paying for most of the rent/utilites until he gets a better job?
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