We've found a place (after a run-in with a scammer), and it's available immediately! Unfortunately, this means an outlay of 3x the rent - March rent for the house we're in now, March rent for the new house, and the security deposit, equal to one month's rent - which is is almost two times our first paycheck alone (without such pesky things as food, gas, and other necessary bills). We're down to the wire on finding a new place to live, and in Portland's cutthroat rental housing market, an opportunity like this is one that we can't afford to let pass us by, not with so little time left to secure housing before our current lease ends.
In the event that this house falls through - always a possibility in this rental market - the funds we raise will go toward whatever place we finally secure. We really have our fingers and toes crossed for this one, though!