I am trying to lease an apartment
in Greenville NC. I have a prior eviction
for non payment of rent. I lost my job and couldn't afford the rent, totally on me, I own it. I left voluntarily before it went to a judge and have since paid off my old landlord, also voluntarily. There is nothing on my credit report (all 3), but it does come up as a court case in public records in a background check. I have had no luck whatsoever in leasing a place. I have been upfront, offering to pay higher security deposits
, 6 months up front, cosigner, so far the eviction is the deal breaker, no one is interested. Also tried smaller, private owners, same thing. I have have a stable job almost 2 years, make 6+ times what I'm looking to rent, have decent credit(675) and don't have a dime in debt. I currently stay with my mom paying rent every month as well. Just me, 24 y/o M no pets
, BA, in career
Is there anyway of paying a lawyer to close the public record of my eviction? Where do I look to find landlords willing to take tenants with previous evictions? Im sure alot of people fall on hard times and get evicted, how do they find a place? In general, how do I proceed next in best obtaining an apartment?