What steps do I take?

Okay. So to make a long story short, I’m only 21 years of age. I’ve been trying to get my own place, but my credit is horrible. My cousin & I had got an apartment about two years ago. She was head of household & I was added to the lease. She ended up breaking the lease and said she wasn’t giving collections... show more Okay. So to make a long story short, I’m only 21 years of age. I’ve been trying to get my own place, but my credit is horrible. My cousin & I had got an apartment about two years ago. She was head of household & I was added to the lease. She ended up breaking the lease and said she wasn’t giving collections anything so now I’ve been stuck with a bill of 3000 & messed up credit. Which has been keeping me from getting my own place. I’m so sick of having to stay with people when I work hard enough & make enough to be in my own. How do I repair my credit? Are there place that will look over the broken lease?
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