Start saving up.
It is a lot easier to destroy your credit than it is to build it up. I learned this the hard way. Usually, if you can't pass a credit check, you can still rent an apartment if you pay your lease up front. That's what we had to do to get in our apartment....It'll probably take awhile to save up enough money though, so don't go in to it expecting to have your own place in a month.
at 1:09 AM on Mar. 19, 2009