I was living in California from Jan - April on a lease, then I lived (non-resident) in Georgia from May - August for work, then I sublet an apartment in California from September to the end of the year. When added together I paid rent for over six months in California, where I was a resident and living, however I was only on a lease for Jan - April. Do I qualify?
You can count the time you spent in the sublet apartment as time you were renting. The six months does not have to be continuous.
California requires that in order to take the California Renter's Credit, the following must be true:
(From: FTB Webpage)