Housing Alliance Supports Six Communities to Develop Landlord-Tenant Mediation Programs

The Housing Alliance received funds from Regional Housing Legal Services to support the creation of landlord-tenant mediation programs across Pennsylvania. We are excited to announce the award of $10,000 grants to six organizations leading community efforts to launch and strengthen landlord-tenant mediation programs and prevent evictions.

• ADVOZ – Mediation and Restorative Practices
• Dauphin County Bar Association and MidPenn Legal
• Fayette County Community Action Agency, Inc.
• Lackawanna County
• Pocono Mountains United Way
• Union-Snyder Community Action Agency and Susquehanna Valley Mediation.

We are eager to see these programs grow, learn from their successes, and continue to work collectively to advance local strategies to prevent evictions.

Mediation is a successful alternative to eviction
Mediation is an effective tool to address landlord-tenant disputes and avoid court involvement. It is a model that has been used at the community level prior to the pandemic and is a critical component of a comprehensive and longer-term strategy to stabilize landlord-tenant relationships and preserve a tenant’s rental housing situation.

To learn more, please reference Building Blocks of Landlord Tenant Mediation Toolkit.

Thank you to Regional Housing Legal Services, whose financial support made these grants possible.

 

 

 

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