Consumer Services Guide (CSG)
Housing Information EditionThe Consumer Services Guide is searchable directory of resources which can help you with consumer problems and questions. There are multiple editions of the 'Guide', some which deal with specific issues such as housing or credit. The full directory, the Consumer Service Guide Edition, provides access to all the resources collected by Consumer Action.
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- Alameda County Community Development Agency
The Alameda County Community Development Agency is to enhance the quality-of-life of County residents and plan for the future well-being of the County's diverse communities; to balance the physical, economic, and social needs of County residents through land use planning, environmental management, neighborhood improvement, and community development; and to promote and protect agriculture, the environment, economic vitality and human health.
- Alliance to Save Energy
The Alliance to Save Energy offers consumers all the information they need to save money, increase comfort, and even reduce pollution through energy efficiency. - Cut your home utility bills — freeing money for other things. - Increase your comfort. - Reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. - Increase national security. - Relax while energy-efficient technologies and products continue producing these benefits for you day…
A non-profit network of 17 public interest justice centers in the United States and Mexico, Appleseed is dedicated to building a society in which opportunities are genuine, access to the law is universal and equal, and government advances the public interest. Appleseed uncovers and corrects injustices and barriers to opportunity through legal, legislative and market-based structural reform. Working with our huge pro bono network, we…
- Architects Board
The California Architects Board (Board) was created in 1901 by the California Legislature to fulfill the mission of protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public through the regulation of the practice of architecture in California. It is one of numerous boards, bureaus, commissions, and committees within the Department of Consumer Affairs responsible for consumer protection and the regulation of licensed professionals. The Board…
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice - LA) is the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Founded in 1983 as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Advancing Justice - LA serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building, Advancing…
- Asian Law Alliance
Over the past 32 years as a nonprofit corporation, the Asian Law Alliance has helped tens of thousands of people in obtaining decent housing, justice in the immigration process, and access to basic human and legal rights. Today, Asian/Pacific Islanders continue to be denied fundamental rights. ALA continues to keep its doors open for those individuals who are limited in English, who do not understand…
- Asian Law Caucus (ALC)
Non-profit legal organization which offers assistance to low-income consumers. Promote, advances and represents the legal and civil rights of Asian and Pacific Islander communities. ALC provides help throughout the Bay Area. Free or low-cost, depending on income.
- Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center
The Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides mediation and conflict resolution services to the diverse communities in the Los Angeles area, with a focus on the Asian Pacific Islander Population. They strive to improve human relations and race relations by addressing complex, cross cultural community conflicts and their root causes with community partners through education, training, and…
- Bay Area Legal Aid
Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) is the largest provider of free civil legal services in the Bay Area. Their seven regional offices work together to provide high quality legal assistance to low-income people regardless of their location, language, or disability. BayLegal is uniquely positioned to help people across county lines. They assist people in the areas of housing, public benefits, health access, and domestic violence.
- Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board
The mission of the Rent Stabilization Board is to regulate residential rent increases in the City of Berkeley and to protect against unwarranted rent increases and evictions and to provide a fair return to property owners. The Board works to ensure compliance with legal obligations relating to rental housing; and to advance the housing policies of the City with regard to low and fixed income…
- Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Bet Tzedek, The House of Justice, provides free legal assistance to thousands of people who would otherwise be denied access to the legal system underpinning our democracy. Bet Tzedek was founded in 1974 by a few individuals who sought to act upon a central tenet of Jewish law and tradition, which appears in the Bible: "Tzedek, tzedek tirdof -- Justice, justice you shall pursue." This…
- Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair
Looks into complaints about invoices which exceed the written estimate, incompetent repairs, etc. Call to get a complaint form. Complaints in letter form are also acceptable.
- Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation
The Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation regulates upholstered furniture and bedding products sold in California to make sure they meet health, fire safety, and labeling standards.
- Butte County - Housing Authority
The Housing Authority of the County of Butte (HACB) is located in Chico, California and is a non-profit public agency incorporated in 1946. The mission of HACB is to assist low and moderate income residents of Butte County to secure and maintain high quality affordable housing. Subsidized housing is provided to families, seniors and disabled individuals whose income is between 50% and 80% of median…
- Calaveras County Housing Repair Program
Calaveras County can assist low income individuals with low-interest loans, deferred loans, or other types of loans depending on your income level and need. You may qualify for a home repair loan even if you have been turned down by other lenders.
- California - Department of Consumer Affairs
The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) protects and serves California consumers while ensuring a competent and fair marketplace. DCA helps consumers learn how to protect themselves from unscrupulous and unqualified individuals. The Department also protects professionals from unfair competition by unlicensed practitioners.
- California - Department of Insurance
The Consumer Services Division is responsible for gathering and responding to consumer inquiries regarding insurance company or producer activities.
- California - Department of Real Estate
The mission of the California Bureau of Real Estate is to safeguard and promote the public interests in REAL ESTATE MATTERS through licensure, regulation, education and enforcement. Handles unfair, misleading or fraudulent treatment by a licensee in real estate transactions. Call for complaint form. State your specific complaint, list witnesses and include copies of all documents.
- California - Housing Finance Agency (CHFA)
CHFA finances below-market-rate loans to affordable rental housing and assists first-time home buyers.
- California Center for Law and the Deaf
The mission of the California Center for Law and the Deaf (CalCLAD) is to protect and advance the legal rights of deaf and hard-of-hearing people to enable them to live independent, productive lives, with full access to the rights, privileges, entitlements, services, educational and employment opportunities available to others. Legal advice, consultation, and information are provided to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in issues involving deafness…
- California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD)
The mission of CSD is to administer and enhance energy and community service programs that result in an improved quality of life and greater self-sufficiency for low-income Californians. Community Services & Development (CSD) is a state department of the California Health and Human Services Agency. CSD administers federal programs to help low-income families achieve and maintain self-sufficiency, meet their home energy needs, and reside in…
- California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC)
This foundation helps independent living centers promote themselves to disabled consumers. The website has vast list of web Independent Living resources and current job opportunities with contact information for people with disabilities.
- California Franchise Tax Board
This agency is responsible for administering two of California's major tax programs: Personal Income Tax and the Corporation Tax. They also have responsibility for administering the Homeowner and Renter Assistance (HRA) program, and other non-tax programs and delinquent debt collection functions, including child support debt collections and delinquent vehicle registration debt collections on behalf of the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Nonrefundable Renter's Credit is a…
- California Human Development Corporation (CHDC)
CHDC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and provide human services in northern California. Their purpose is to help low-income people secure the education, training, job opportunities and improved social conditions they need to live with independence and greater human dignity.
- California Online Directory
The California Online Directory is a service provided by the California Department of Technology. The Online Directory provides access to government information and services for state employees, local government and the general public. The directory services include state employee information, state agency information, and a State Government Organization Chart, as well as a keyword search.
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