Many people who are considering bankruptcy are concerned that they will be unable to find a place to live if they give up their home. Although I have addressed this concern in the past by calling housing complexes around the city to see if they will rent to those who are bankrupt, there are still people who worry. Of course there is always the thought, “Sure, it someone else who filed for bankruptcy found a place to rent, but it what if it won’t happen for me?”. It’s easy to understand this concern as almost nothing is more important than having shelter, especially if you have children.
According to the Consumer Bankruptcy Project of 2007, 70% of those who who surrender their home in bankruptcy rent thereafter. Others chose to live with relatives, purchased a different house, etc. I still keep a list for my clients of properties around Jacksonville who will rent to those who file bankruptcy. If you would like more information regarding bankruptcy or would like to get your complex added to our list, contact a Jacksonville Bankruptcy Attorney or call us at (904) 685-1200 for a free consultation.