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Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio (CMS) is devoted to reducing the harmful physical, emotional and economic effects of unmanaged or mismanaged conflict on culturally diverse individuals, families, organizations and communities.

Covid-19 Virus and Eviction Mediation Services

During this period of concern about the Covid-19 Virus, CMS mediators will continue to be available by phone and virtually as well as on-site at eviction court, now located at the Columbus Convention Center. Our specially trained impartial mediators will assist both tenants and landlords involved in eviction related disputes to work out "pay and stay" or "tenant move out" agreements so that landlords may continue receiving rent payments and tenants may continue maintaining their current or alternative stable housing. For assistance parties may call the CMS office at 614-228-7191 ext. 13, and leave a number and the best time for them to be reached and one of our mediators will be back in touch as soon as possible. If an eviction action has already been filed in court by a landlord, either party may find a CMS mediator available at no cost to assist them on the day of their hearing in the court area of the convention center in room 144

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' open to the public Free Eviction Prevention/Housing Stabilization Education Workshops for Tenants in the community have been temporarily discontinued until further notice. Please come back and visit our website again in the near future for information about our open FREE workshop dates and locations.


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