Portland to pilot landlord-tenant mediation in effort to avert evictions

Portland to pilot landlord-tenant mediation in effort to avert evictions

The program is expect to provide between 70 and 100 mediations in the pilot phase. Portland’s City Council approved funding Wednesday for a pilot program to divert a small number of tenants and landlords from going to court over eviction filings. The council will pay for a mediator and, in some cases, provide rent assistance.

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