Bankruptcy Law Questions? Ask a Bankruptcy Lawyer.
It is not clear from your question - are you trying to prevent the discharge of debt from the person who rented the home to another person, or from the person who rented the home from another person?
Also, what type of damage was involved?
You can't prevent someone from filing a Bankruptcy. But when the Bankruptcy is filed, and if you are included as a creditor (someone that money is owed to), you will receive notice that the Bankruptcy was filed, and you will also receive notice of the date and time for the "Creditors' Meeting".
You can go to the Creditors' Meeting to protest the discharge of your debt based on the fact that it was fraudulent for the renter to keep the money instead of paying for the repairs. Bankruptcy Stat. 523(a)(2)(A).