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I feel like I'm looking for the impossible.

I'm 24, New Orleans born, Tulane student, and I'm looking for a 1 bedroom in the FQ or Marigny with a max rent of $1,100.

The problem is that I don't have great credit or a job currently. I intend on getting a job downtown and I know I can pretty quickly but not until I get an apartment there. What I do have is the ability to cut a check immediately for the first 6 months rent. My trust fund states I can only use it for living expenses and I can provide proof of the money as well as a legal agreement stating that the money can only be released for living expenses. I don't have any pets. I do have previous rental history but there's no way to get in touch with those landlords as I haven't kept up with them, obviously. They were both just individuals not any sort of company and no longer rent their property. I have utilities in my name going back to 2009 that have never been late.

Any suggestions? There are places I've found but all seem super strict about credit checks and proof of employment. Per my trust, I HAVE to get a job within 4 weeks of moving in so I'm not going to be unemployed forever.

I went in to this feeling really positive and I'm not feeling that way anymore.

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mandybling
Mar. 13th, 2013 02:52 pm (UTC)
There's some nice shot guns in Algiers point for $1000.
sxdx
Mar. 13th, 2013 02:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks, unfortunately the Westbank isn't an option. I don't have a car and the ferry doesn't run as late as I would need.
baiacou
Mar. 13th, 2013 03:04 pm (UTC)
Try the upper 9 in the vicinity of the Healing Center. You can take the bus in to work in the CBD.
project_mayhem_
Mar. 14th, 2013 01:07 am (UTC)
If you can do the Irish Channel, I know a place in a great location that's in your price range, has a driveway, and has been recently rebuilt. PM me for more info if you're interested.
lifeofmendel
Mar. 14th, 2013 12:13 pm (UTC)
use padmapper.com. one of the best rental searching thingamabobs out there and can likely catch things you're missing that could fit what you need.
sixseventytwo
Mar. 14th, 2013 10:44 pm (UTC)
I don't know if you've done this, but I often find that walking around/driving around and looking for "for rent" signs yields some gems. Many landlords, especially in high interest neighborhoods, don't list on CL or whatever.
Don't give up. I know how frustrating and often scary apartment hunting can be.
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