Consumer & Finance

Legal Information

  • Consumer Brochures

    Helpful information from the National Consumer Law Center for consumers and advocates on a range of issues from bankruptcy to telemarketing fraud. Content Detail

    National Consumer Law Center
  • Just Say "No" to Unwanted Door-to-Door Sales

    While there are reputable businesses that sell door-to-door, many use high pressure and assorted tricks to get your money. The best way to deal with a salesperson who is selling something you don’t need or want is to just say “NO”! Read More

  • Rent Reimbursement and Property Tax Credits

    Each year, Iowans who are elderly or have a disability may be able to get a property tax credit on their home and rent reimbursement on apartment or mobile home lot rent. Read More

  • Telephone Slamming

    Telephone slamming occurs when a telephone company changes your telephone service without your consent. Slamming is illegal, and you can protect yourself from being slammed by following a few tips. Read More

  • The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

    The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low-income people pay for winter heating costs. The amount of money a person can get depends on household income and size, fuel used, and the type of housing. LIHEAP is not intended to take care of the whole bill - it helps cover costs where the need is greatest. Content Detail

    Iowa Department of Human Rights

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