A cure for premature homeownership

Mood of the Market

If I could graph it, I could show that my receipt of questions like the following has increased steadily and proportionally as a function of the disappearance of subprime mortgages:

I really would like to purchase a home within the next six months. I have a poor credit score because I was laid off work for quite some time with adversities (e.g., repossession, credit collection, defaulted student loans, etc.) Do you honestly know of a mortgage that would assist me in improving my score while trying to qualify for a decent mortgage?