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Eviction Protection for nonpayment of rent for low-income tenants effective as of July 1, 2022

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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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FORECLOSURE PREVENTION

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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All residents ages 6 months and older who live or work in LA County can get a COVID-19 vaccination for free. Visit VaccinateLACounty.com.

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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.

AVOID COVID-19 TESTING FRAUD

As demand for COVID-19 tests reaches an all-time high, DCBA and LA County reminds consumers to use caution and good consumer safety practices when seeking a testing site or at-home testing kit. Learn how to protect your money and personal information.

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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.

Eviction Protection for nonpayment of rent for low-income tenants effective as of July 1, 2022

Eviction Protection for Nonpayment of Rent for Low-Income Tenants Now in Effect

Eviction Protection for Nonpayment of Rent for Low-Income Tenants Now in Effect 1000 586 Consumer & Business

Are you a low-income tenant living in LA County who has been financially impacted because of COVID-19? As of July 1, 2022, low-income households in Los Angeles County will be protected from eviction for nonpayment of rent under Phase II of the County’s COVID-19 Tenant Protections Resolution. To qualify for this protection, a tenant must…

Minimum Wage in unincorporated LA County is now $15.96

Workers in Unincorporated LA County Must Be Paid At Least $15.96 per Hour

Workers in Unincorporated LA County Must Be Paid At Least $15.96 per Hour 1000 586 Consumer & Business

The minimum wage in unincorporated areas for Los Angeles County will be $15.96 per hour beginning today, July 1. Some important aspects of the County’s Minimum Wage Ordinance: This ordinance applies to employees who perform at least two hours of work in a week within unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County Employers are required to…

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Borrower Beware: Adjustable-Rate Mortgages On the Rise

Borrower Beware: Adjustable-Rate Mortgages On the Rise 1000 568 Consumer & Business

Adjustable-rate mortgages are on the rise for prospective home buyers. While some borrowers can take advantage of this, for the majority of borrowers, an adjustable rate mortgage might be a risky investment that could lead to trouble in the future. The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs encourages all prospective buyers to…

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