Covid-19 Virus and Eviction Mediation Services
During this period of concern about the Covid-19 Virus, the Franklin County Municipal Court has postponed holding eviction hearings at the court house until an unknown future date. During this period, CMS mediators will continue to be available by phone to assist Tenants and Landlords in working out voluntary "pay and stay" or "tenant move out" agreements with each other so that landlords may continue receiving rent payments and tenants may continue maintaining their current or alternative stable housing. For mediation assistance tenants and landlords may call our office at 614-228-7191 ext. 13, and leave a number and the best time to reach them and one of our mediators will be back in touch as soon as possible.
For mediation assistance with other non-housing related disputes, callers may also leave their contact information at the number above and they will be contacted by phone by a CMS mediator.
CMS' Free Eviction Prevention/Housing Stabilization Education Workshops in the community have been temporarily discontinued until at least June, 2020.
CMS' Conflict Resolution Training, which was scheduled for April 16, 2020, has also been cancelled.
CMS' Basic Mediation Training, which was scheduled for June 3-4, 2020, has also been cancelled.
Please come back and visit our website in June when we will post an update about our future FREE tenant workshop dates and locations.