CORONAVIRUS: INFORMATION FOR CONSUMERS AND BUSINESSES

The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) across the world, including Los Angeles County, has affected the way we live, travel, and spend money. Consumers are faced with many decisions and challenges, including avoiding scams and price gouging. Many business owners are faced with a large downturn in customers and profits. DCBA is here to help.

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

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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.

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L.A. COUNTY HERO PAY

Learn about the temporary “Hero Pay” Ordinance for grocery and drug store workers in unincorporated Los Angeles County.

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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.

Now Vaccinating All Residents Who Live or Work in LA County Aged 16 and Older
FLEX YOUR DEFENSE

All residents 16 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 VACCINE SCAMS

Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is in Los Angeles County, scammers are targeting local residents with new, vaccine-related schemes. Protect your money and personal information. Learn the facts about how the vaccine is being distributed from the Department of Public Health.

Avoid COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

PRICE GOUGING APP

Report price gouging as you witness it in your community. From water to cleaning products, the Stop Price Gouging app 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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Home Safe Program Helps Older Adults Avoid Homelessness

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Are you an older adult who is behind on your rent? Did you get an eviction notice? Through the Adult Protective Services (APS) Home Safe program, older adults may qualify to receive rent relief and financial assistance in a range of areas including: security deposits essential furnishings legal fees past-due bills and more! APS Home…

Help Your Community! Become a Mediator with our FREE Training

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Our Dispute Resolution Program is offering a 25 hour basic mediation skills training workshop. People who take our training learn how to understand and manage conflict in their lives and are able to help diffuse conflict among others, both in personal and professional arenas. We offer dispute resolution skills that can be used in everyday…

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Financial Navigators Program Provides No-Cost Help to LA County Residents Facing COVID-19 Financial Hardships

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The L.A. County Financial Navigators program, operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs’ Center for Financial Empowerment (CFE) in partnership with Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund), is currently providing L.A. residents with free assistance to help them deal with the financial challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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