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

SCAM ALERT: Avoid Student Loan Debt Relief Scams

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 1000 567 Consumer & Business

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

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 1000 567 Consumer & Business

Former ITT Students Get Federal Debt Relief

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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Avoid Back-to-School Shopping Scams 1000 587 Consumer & Business

Avoid Back-to-School Shopping Scams

Back-to-school season can be stressful for many kids and their parents — especially when scammers are back to work with online school shopping scams. But there are ways to get your school shopping done while avoiding scams that cost you valuable time and money. Once you’ve got the list of teacher-approved school supplies and taken…

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Property Owners: Register Rental Units Before September 30 1024 645 Consumer & Business

Property Owners: Register Rental Units Before September 30

Property owners and managers are required to submit rental property information under LA County’s Rent Stabilization, Mobilehome Rent Stabilization Ordinances The Los Angeles County Rent Registry, which officially launched in October 2021, is an online portal which allows rental property owners to register rental properties as required by the County’s Rent Stabilization and Tenant Protections…

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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 1000 586 Consumer & Business

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

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…

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Minimum Wage in unincorporated LA County is now $15.96
Workers in Unincorporated LA County Must Be Paid At Least $15.96 per Hour 1000 586 Consumer & Business

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

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 1000 568 Consumer & Business

Borrower Beware: Adjustable-Rate Mortgages On the Rise

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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Foreclosure Prevention Unit Provides Help for Homeowners 1000 567 Consumer & Business

Foreclosure Prevention Unit Provides Help for Homeowners

June 2022 is National Homeownership Month. The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) understands the importance of homeownership and continues to provide assistance and information to homeowners facing foreclosure. The homeowner notification program will alert a property owner when a foreclosure process begins and provides direct access to a foreclosure prevention…

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Help Lead Our Team as an Administrative Deputy 1024 699 Consumer & Business

Help Lead Our Team as an Administrative Deputy

We’re hiring! Help lead our team as a Administrative Deputy! Join us to help serve the residents of Los Angeles County. The Administrative Deputy I (UC) reports to the Chief Deputy and is responsible for directing administrative services operations, including Accounting, Budget, Emergency Planning, Facilities Management, Human Resources, and Countywide Strategic Initiatives. Key responsibilities: Directs…

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