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DCBA can connect you to free financial resources: rental or food assistance, financial counseling, and more. There are programs that can help you get ahead.

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Homeowners: Find out how DCBA’s Foreclosure Prevention experts can help you explore all of your options to keep you in your home.

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Learn about the Los Angeles County Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) and their work for equitable cannabis policies and programs for unincorporated Los Angeles County.

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Fraudsters constantly develop new scams to steal money from consumers and violate their rights. Education and awareness are the best tools to combat consumer fraud. Check this page regularly to learn about recent scams and how to avoid them.

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The Enhanced Homeowner Notification Program gives Los Angeles County property owners a chance to review real estate documents to protect you from fraud and protect your home from a foreclosure. Opt in for the new e-Notification program for faster notifications.

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REPORT PRICE GOUGING

Report price gouging as you witness it in your community. From water to cleaning products, the Stop Price Gouging tool guides you through the process of filing a complaint and creating a profile so you can check the status your case.

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Los Angeles County Consumers Impacted by Winter Storms Should Report Suspected Price Gouging

Los Angeles County Consumers Impacted by Winter Storms Should Report Suspected Price Gouging 1000 587 Consumer & Business

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors signed a declaration of local emergency on February 4, 2024, in response to a significant winter storm event affecting Los Angeles County. Business owners and operators of hotels and other lodging are advised by the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) that they must…

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Fair Chance Ordinance to Give System-impacted Individuals an Equal Opportunity to Be Employed 

Fair Chance Ordinance to Give System-impacted Individuals an Equal Opportunity to Be Employed  1000 587 Consumer & Business

Promoting an inclusive workforce and economy by giving a fair chance in Los Angeles County  The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed a motion to introduce the Fair Chance Ordinance for Employers on Feb. 6, 2024. Adoption of the Ordinance will provide additional rights, protections and enforcement mechanisms for persons with criminal history seeking…

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Learn More About 2024’s New Consumer Laws

Learn More About 2024’s New Consumer Laws 1000 586 Consumer & Business

A new year brings new laws for Los Angeles County consumers and business owners. Almost 1,200 new laws were passed and will go into effect at different points in the months ahead. Many took effect on January 1, 2024. Here are brief summaries of five important consumer protection laws you need to know: Rental increase…

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