I wish you the best of luck. If you need any help, contact any one of the agents shown here including me. We all would be more than happy to assist you.
I truly doubt you will find and apartment in the price range in the Huntington Beach area. You will probably have to move away from the coast to get the rate or end up in a challenging area and possible unsafe area.
I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news but that is the current situation. Many displaced homeowners are taking all available rental units driving the prices up.
If you do "drive the streets" you may find some stiff competition from other potential renters.
Good luck in your search!
California Real Estate Internet Group
Coldwell Banker Campbell Realtors