perhaps you could lookup the owner's info or call t he Tax dept of the county, to see who is the real owner, explain situation, get contact info, then contact them. Also send a letter to the house address, with a note on t he front to usps, saying to forward it. If the same people receive it, that might be a good clue.... more
Whenever you allow the public to enter their own rental information, you will find scams. The likelihood is that the $1,895/month rental was the legitimate one, and the $900/month version was a scamster.
I'm sorry that you've had a bad experience, but I think you're over-reacting just a little bit.... more
Along with the regular rental sites, sometimes driving the neighborhoods that you are interested in looking for rent signs can help. Not all landlords are internet savy and know how to advertise online.
The number of rentals available in Milwaukie is fairly scarce right now, if you find something you like, move on it quickly!... more
Are you looking for Oak Grove in Oregon? For some reason your question was posted in Oregon but it appears you are looking in MS, right? I suggest you check Trulia for a real estate professional in the area you are seeking and just email that person directly, or give him/her a call.... more
It depends upon they type of voucher, but either one you will have a lot of options. If you are enrolled in the Housing Choice Voucher program it allows you to seek a rental of your choice. In Oregon, Landlords are not required to accept Sect 8 but many do & you can always ask if they would be willing to. Get in touch with a property management company who specializes in your area, they can assist you in finding a property. You could also contact the area's PHA for rental listings, & lastly, here are a couple online sources: