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Community Navigators to Connect LA County Immigrants to Critical Services

Community Navigators to Connect LA County Immigrants to Critical Services 150 150 dcba

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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Office of Immigrant Affairs Welcomes Artist Phung Huynh as Creative Strategist

Office of Immigrant Affairs Welcomes Artist Phung Huynh as Creative Strategist 150 150 dcba

The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs is honored to welcome celebrated artist Phung Huynh to the department as Creative Strategist for the Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA) as part of the Creative Strategist Program administered by the LA County Department of Arts and Culture. Phung Huynh is a Los Angeles-based artist and educator…

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Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month with Us!

Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month with Us! 150 150 Tenny Minassian

June is Immigrant Heritage Month and we’re celebrating by sharing stories from our staff! L.A. County is home to more than 10 million residents, with 140 cultures and over 224 languages represented. One in three Angelenos is an immigrant. We’re also one of eight California counties with the largest population of refugees. We’ve partnered with…

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Many Immigrants Eligible to Apply for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program

Many Immigrants Eligible to Apply for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program 150 150 dcba

If a loved one has died this year because of COVID-19—even if the deceased was undocumented—you might be eligible to receive financial help for their funeral expenses. Los Angeles County residents can now apply through FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program. To be eligible for funeral assistance, LA County residents must meet all of these FEMA…

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DCBA Investigation Leads to $10.5 Million Settlement for Latino Immigrant Consumers Harmed by Major Retailer

DCBA Investigation Leads to $10.5 Million Settlement for Latino Immigrant Consumers Harmed by Major Retailer 150 150 dcba

From March 9, 2021 Extensive, years-long investigative work by the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) assisting the Office of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has resulted in a $10.5 million partial settlement against Los Angeles-based retailer Curacao for business practices that unlawfully harmed primarily Spanish-speaking immigrant consumers and their families. The…

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