Most of the available debt consolidation schemes are meant for individuals who own property. Only some debt service agencies will offer debt solutions to people that neither have collateral to place nor have strong credit history to earn a minimum credibility to be eligible for various loans from reputed lending agencies.
If you feel depressed by financial problems arising from redundancy, illness or event like divorce, mishandling of funds or even no credit history (students) you can bring a life changing atmosphere just by managing your debts well, understanding what option you have and maintain the rudimentary discipline of paying it off fast.
You can be eligible for a debt consolidation loan if you are above 18 years of age and have taken up some measures like credit counseling, fixed a budget and learned to stick to it. Bankruptcy could be the last resort to obtain a debt counseling service if you don't own a property. You can also negotiate with your lending agency to formulate an easy repayment option. Debt negotiation is done through the help of a professional counselor and a financial advisor.
If you have life insurance coverage for which you have been paying the premiums regularly for last ten years or more then this is considered to be one of your assets. This kind of insurance builds cash value over time. These policies serve as collateral against which you are eligible for a loan.
Find a co-signer who can vouch for you in case you default. If he /she is a person with good credit and asset that exceeds the amount of the loan amount that you have applied for then you are eligible to get a debt consolidation loan.
If you own any other mobile assets like motor homes, motorcycles, boats, RVs old coins or stamps or other assets like bonds, stocks etc. that bear a value that will be more than the amount of loan you need then you can get a debt consolidation loan from the agency you have applied to.
So the issue practically boils down to placing collateral that the agencies look at when they grant you the loan. This collateral is the way to protect themselves from their risks in case you turn out to be a defaulter or delinquent. If you lose your ability to pay back the collateral is pledged to compensate for this loss. So if you are a non home owner then there is a high chance that the collateral you place might not be of the value that would exceed your combined loan amount. If it does then you can qualify for any debt consolidation loan.