Can I lease an apartment on behalf of my father whose applications keep getting rejected because of poor credit? My 67 year old father is a recovering alcoholic who needs to downsize in order to afford his medical care and treatment. I am looking for independent living options in New Jersey, but his credit score is standing in the way. He has declared bankruptcy in the past and has a tax lien against him. I am his power of attorney, and have taken control of all of his finances. Some places do not allow for co-signers. Is it possible to sign a lease on his behalf?