SWCLA Virtual Meeting Mon June 7: The Housing Mediation Program

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Part of Governor Baker's comprehensive Eviction Diversion Initiative is The Housing Mediation Program that uses mediation as a homelessness prevention and housing stability vehicle to help mitigate the human and economic costs of eviction.

Family Services of Central Mass is one of the MA Community Mediation Centers offering FREE mediation services to parties before, during, or after eviction notices have been filed in court. Their aim is to reach cases before they enter the legal system. By using mediation, parties may be able to avoid the costs and concerns of court involvement altogether. Their confidential mediation process is a way for the parties to have a conversation facilitated by two highly trained, neutral co-mediators, most often leading to a mutually acceptable agreement, which keeps the tenants stably housed and the landlords from mortgage foreclosure. When needed, interpreters can be arranged.

This presentation will be given by:

  • Robin Bahr Casey, Housing Mediation Program Coordinator
  • Norka Michelen N., Esq., Project Manager, Mediation Dept.

PLEASE NOTE: Given the current COVID-19 precautions, we have decided to continue holding our meetings via ZOOM until further notice.

All members whose dues are up to date will be sent a link to the meeting via email. From that email, all you have to do is click on the link and it will bring you to the meeting.

Monday, June 7th

SWCLA Meeting Agenda

  • 7:00p Meeting Start
  • 8:00p Meeting wrap-up

Location

Zoom meeting information will be emailed to SWCLA members on the day of the event and viewable online.

Pricing

Open to SWCLA Members only. Pay annual dues then free. All SWCLA members whose dues are up to date will be sent a link to the meeting via email.

This event is operated by volunteers.

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