Updated October 4, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the way we live, travel, and spend money. The Department of Consumer and Business Affairs is here to help. All of our services are free.
DCBA’s new Downtown Los Angeles Headquarters at the Hall of Records is now available for in-person services by appointment. Face coverings and other health protocols are required for all staff and visitors.
Visit the Our Locations page to make an appointment.
ONLINE AND TELEPHONE SERVICES
If you are a business owner or worker seeking help or available resources, call our new L.A. County Disaster Help Center at (833) 238-4450. You can visit the Help Center website at lacountyhelpcenter.org.
If you are a renter or a landlord seeking help or available resources, visit rent.lacounty.gov or call our Housing and Tenant Protections unit at (833) 223-RENT (7368).
If you need additional help with consumer issues, such as price gouging, please call DCBA at (800) 593-8222. You also can report suspected price gouging online at stoppricegouging.dcba.lacounty.gov.
You can speak with a counselor via both telephone hotline numbers. Counselors are available Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
If your personal finances were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic or you need assistance connecting to personal financial resources, the Financial Navigators Program can help.
FREE WEBINARS: Check our calendars for upcoming events:
- Renters: StayHousedLA workshops
- Homeowners: Help For Homeowners Series
- Small Claims Court litigants: Small Claims virtual forums
- Center for Financial Empowerment: CFE COVID Conversations
- Business owners and Workers: LA County Disaster Help Center calendar
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