Searching for funding

Hi I’m an investor in southern Illinois I’m looking for hard lenders in my area but would prefer some private lenders because they are easier to deal with can anybody help me

Where/what have you tried thus far?

I’ve looked into hard money but I want funding in place for purchase of house and rehab costs I’ve posted on Craig’s list before looking for private lenders but I was only contacted by scammers

Have you tried any of the lenders listed in the Hard Money Lenders category under Investor Resources , to the left of this post?

Yes but they run a credit check and want u to have proof if income but I just lost my job so that won’t help