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Call our telephone hotline at (800) 593-8222 during regular business hours to reach a DCBA counselor for free, one-on-one service. Or, you can make an appointment for service by phone at a time that’s most convenient to you! Or make an appointment for in-person service at our Downtown LA headquarters.

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

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It’s our mission to create a fair and vibrant marketplace for consumers and businesses.

ABOUT US

The County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs has a long history of working to ensure a fair marketplace for L.A. County residents.

Get Your Family back on track after COVID-19. Get Ahead LA
GET AHEAD LA

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.

Flex Your Defense Against COVID-19
FLEX YOUR DEFENSE

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.

SCAM ALERT

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.

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SCAM ALERT: Avoid Student Loan Debt Relief Scams

SCAM ALERT: Avoid Student Loan Debt Relief Scams 1000 568 Consumer & Business

The Federal Government’s recently announced student loan debt relief plan promises good news, notably a one-time cancellation of up to $20,000 for eligible borrowers. However, as with any public program involving money, scammers are already trying to take advantage of consumers. Here are the facts as of today: the U.S. Department of Education is currently…

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Office of Labor Equity Joins Worker Advocacy Organization to Recognize Labor Rights Week

Office of Labor Equity Joins Worker Advocacy Organization to Recognize Labor Rights Week 1000 567 Consumer & Business

The Los Angeles County Office of Labor Equity, within the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA), joined together with the Pilipino Workers’ Center (PWC) to recognize Labor Rights Week and raise awareness of the various resources available to workers, employers, and communities. The event highlighted the $15.96 minimum wage for unincorporated areas in the…

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Former ITT Students Get Federal Debt Relief

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If you took out a federal student loan to pay for classes at a college operated by ITT Technical Institute between January 2005 and September 2016, that debt will soon be forgiven. The U.S. Department of Education recently announced that 208,000 borrowers will have $3.9 billion of federal loans discharged as part of this action.…

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