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DCBA Launches Rent Registry Online Portal 1000 575 Consumer & Business

DCBA Launches Rent Registry Online Portal

Property owners and managers are required to submit rental property information under LA County’s Rent Stabilization, Mobilehome Rent Stabilization Ordinances LOS ANGELES – On October 1, 2021, the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) launched the County’s first online Rent Registry. The L.A. County Rent Registry, which contains portals for both…

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New LGBTQQ+ Certification for Small Businesses Seeking County Contracts 1001 575 Consumer & Business

New LGBTQQ+ Certification for Small Businesses Seeking County Contracts

New Program Expands on Community Business Enterprise and County’s 25-percent Participation Goal LOS ANGELES – The County of Los Angeles is introducing a new certification status to enhance our Community Business Enterprise (CBE) program. The LGBTQQ+ certification creates a new pathway for businesses owned by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning individuals to engage…

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Board of Supervisors Extends Tenant Protections Through January 31, 2022 1000 576 Consumer & Business

Board of Supervisors Extends Tenant Protections Through January 31, 2022

Motion extends tenant protections; Residential tenants urged to apply for state rent relief program LOS ANGELES – On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors voted to extend Los Angeles County’s temporary eviction moratorium through January 31, 2022. These protections, which went into effect March 2020 and set to expire on September 30, 2021, provided a set…

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LA County, Partners Host Unaccompanied Children, Families 1024 768 Consumer & Business

LA County, Partners Host Unaccompanied Children, Families

Supervisor Solis with participants of the Office of Immigrant Affairs’ Welcome Day. Photo credit: Chris Valle   Youth participating in the Office of Immigrant Affairs’ Welcome Day. DCBA staff sharing resources during the Office of Immigrant Affairs’ Welcome Day.   DCBA’s dedicated staff after participating in the Office of Immigrant Affairs’ Welcome Day.   Staff…

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Community Navigators to Connect Immigrants to Critical Services 1000 576 Consumer & Business

Community Navigators to Connect Immigrants to Critical Services

Finding accurate and up-to-date information from trusted sources is a challenge for many Immigrants in Los Angeles County. Despite the devastating impact of the 2020 economic crisis on immigrant households, new research from the Urban Institute demonstrates that 1 out of 4 adults in low-income immigrant families avoided government benefit programs and other assistance because…

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Get Ahead LA Connects Residents with Financial Resources 1000 574 Consumer & Business

Get Ahead LA Connects Residents with Financial Resources

LOS ANGELES – The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant financial challenges to many residents of Los Angeles County. To combat these challenges, the LA County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs’ Center for Financial Empowerment (CFE) is pleased to announce Get Ahead LA, a campaign to safely guide LA County residents to the financial resources…

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Nation’s Top 10 Consumer Complaints 1000 575 Consumer & Business

Nation’s Top 10 Consumer Complaints

Pandemic-related problems were among the top ten complaints made to state and local consumer agencies in 2020, according to an annual survey by Consumer Federation of America (CFA). They also topped the lists of worst, fastest-growing, and new complaints. “COVID-19 generated complaints about everything from appliance repairs to childcare, trash pick-up to towing,” said Susan…

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Recovery Fund, Help Center Earn DCBA National Awards 1000 588 Consumer & Business

Recovery Fund, Help Center Earn DCBA National Awards

The National Association of Counties (NACo) has recognized the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) and its partners with a prestigious 2021 Achievement Award in the category of Community and Economic Development for the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund. At the direction of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, DCBA,…

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DCBA Investigation Leads to Charges in Fraudulent Immigration Services Case 1000 574 Consumer & Business

DCBA Investigation Leads to Charges in Fraudulent Immigration Services Case

A years-long investigation by the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA), in partnership with the LA County District Attorney’s Notario Fraud Unit, has resulted in three family members being charged with scamming dozens of immigrants by unlawfully providing legal services for residency or work permits. Los Angeles County District Attorney George…

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Extended Housing Protections Provide Relief 1000 667 Consumer & Business

Extended Housing Protections Provide Relief

LOS ANGELES – Late Monday, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation to extend California’s statewide eviction moratorium through September 30, 2021 and clear rent debt for low-income Californians that have experienced COVID-19 related financial hardship. The state’s announcement follows last week’s actions by the Biden Administration to extend to the Federal Eviction Moratorium and the…

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