Many convicted felons have great difficulty in securing homes and finding trucking companies that hire felons, through traditional methods. It is for this reason that you have to think outside-the-box when looking for jobs and homes.
If you are looking for a home to rent, or a home to purchase, then you’ll want to consider how you can engage in negotiations to secure a previously-foreclosed home through REO and BPO companies. When a home is foreclosed upon, the bank takes the home back and, as a result, is responsible for the care and maintenance of the home until a new buyer can be secured. In many cases, these types of homes are easily vandalized, or occupied by squatters, and banks lose hundreds of thousands of dollars each year trying to manage the upkeep until the home can be occupied.
If you’ve had trouble securing a home, then you’ll want to contact the REO BPO companies in your area and inquire about cheap options to rent the homes, using counseling programs that may provide your with grant funds or, at least, give you an option for a temporary rental until the home can be sold. Many convicted felons are using this type of rental program to regain independence but to also establish a new rental history in hopes of securing a home in the future – more permanently. Companies like Trulia.com and BPOAccess.com will provide you with further instructions on how to become registered with an REO or BPO company, and what grants and programs they have to help renters and future homeowners find property to live in, even if only for a short term basis.
When looking for a home after a felony conviction, it is important to think outside the box and this is one viable option for you.