How can we rent? I found out today that my hubby and will not be getting a mortgage so in the meantime we will have to rent. Our credit scores are bad and I can have my debt paid off in a few months while hubby needs a debt consolidation program. Would we be able to rent if we offer an extra 2 months security? They can also call our current landlord to get a reference. We have good jobs and make 98,000 combined a year. I just cannot stand the neighborhood we are in anymore. 10 years is enough.