By Mary Schenkel
New program seeks to keep evicted Indian River County tenant in homes, reimburse landlords
John’s Island Community Service League members recently triggered a collaborative effort to establish an Eviction Prevention and Diversion Mediation Program, which has a goal of keeping tenants in their homes and preventing COVID-19-related evictions by adequately compensating landlords for unpaid rent.
The program was initiated in an effort to avoid the flood of evictions that we are expecting once the federal government lifts the moratorium prohibiting evictions for the non-payment of rent (currently set to expire June 30). Through the pro-gram we anticipate that we will be able to provide financial relief to landlords, while at the same time.