What should we do when buying a home if I have bad credit but fiance has excellent credit?

My fiance and I are looking at buying our first home. I made mistakes when i was younger with my credit and now have bad credit. I have worked out payment plans with my credit card companies and am working to repair my credit; however my fiance and I want to buy a house. He has excellent credit. What is the best way to go about this. We both are newly out of graduate school and have recently started jobs with modest incomes, but I make a little more than he does. Would it be better for us to apply for a home loan together or for him to apply without me so that my credit is not factored in? Thanks.

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