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Financial Navigators Program Provides No-Cost Help to LA County Residents Facing COVID-19 Financial Hardships 1024 478 Consumer & Business

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

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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Apply Now for a $10,000 Grant for Personal Care & Retail Businesses

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County businesses in the personal care and retail sector can apply for $10,000 grants starting Monday and through the end of the week. The LA Regional COVID Fund distributed nearly $100 million in grants last year to small businesses and nonprofits, and this new round of funding dedicates $4.7 million…

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Lost Your Job? Your Former Employer Must Provide Free COBRA Insurance 1000 667 Consumer & Business

Lost Your Job? Your Former Employer Must Provide Free COBRA Insurance

As part of the recently passed American Rescue Plan, LA County residents who lost their job over the last 18 months will be eligible to remain on their former employer’s insurance plan (through COBRA) at no cost until Sept. 30. All family members who were previously covered in your insurance plan will also be covered…

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Take Your Best Shot and Let’s Get Business Booming Again

The LA County Office of Small Business Encourages Business Owners to Help Their Workers Get Vaccinated With thousands of business ordered to close and residents asked to shelter at home during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, LA County businesses have faced a tumultuous and uncertain year. However today, as the overall outlook of the health emergency…

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First-Of-Its-Kind Website Centralizes Services for Over 3 Million Immigrants in LA County 1024 925 Consumer & Business

First-Of-Its-Kind Website Centralizes Services for Over 3 Million Immigrants in LA County

LA County Office of Immigrant Affairs Launches New Mapping Tool to Connect Immigrants to Resources Now more than ever, immigrants who call Los Angeles County home desperately need resources and services to help them get through the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout. In response, the LA County Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA), in the…

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LA County Mortgage Relief Program to Offer $20,000 Grants to Property Owners Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic 1024 573 Consumer & Business

LA County Mortgage Relief Program to Offer $20,000 Grants to Property Owners Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) is pleased to announce the new LA County Mortgage Relief Program, a partnership with Neighborhood Housing Services of LA County (NHS) and local HUD-approved housing counseling agencies. The $5.5 million initiative developed by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will…

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Behind on your rent? What residential renters need to know about rent relief in LA County. Image includes man holding keys with a keychain in the shape of a house
Behind on Your Rent? What Residential Renters Need to Know About Rent Relief in LA County 1024 583 Consumer & Business

Behind on Your Rent? What Residential Renters Need to Know About Rent Relief in LA County

If you are a renter who has experienced COVID-related setbacks and you are behind on your rent, there are laws that may protect you from being evicted. However, those laws may be changing soon and you’re going to have to start paying any unpaid rent back – if you haven’t already. Here’s what you need…

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LA Regional COVID Fund Will Provide $4.5 Million to Personal Care & Retail Small Businesses Through New Grant 1024 1024 Consumer & Business

LA Regional COVID Fund Will Provide $4.5 Million to Personal Care & Retail Small Businesses Through New Grant

LOS ANGELES – Top financial institutions have concluded that while most businesses were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses within the personal care and retail sectors will have a longer path to recovery than most, having seen a 45% decrease in revenue in 2020. Following the success of the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund,…

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Office of Immigrant Affairs Supports LA County’s AAPI Communities

The Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs is saddened by the violence that occurred in Atlanta this week and mourns the tragic loss of eight lives, including six women of Asian ethnicity. This heartbreaking loss of life is compounded by the anti-Asian bigotry, hate, and misogyny that underlies the violence and many other incidents…

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DCBA, DHS, WDACS, and DMH Unite Against Hate

Together we stand firmly against the increasing acts of hate toward members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in our county and across the nation. We remain fully committed to supporting L.A. County’s antiracist and anti-hate agenda, reducing the stigma around workers in the massage industry,  and supporting the recovery of those who…

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