We may be in the same storm, but we are not all in the same boat. About a third of American renters didn’t make payments at the beginning of April, foreshadowing massive housing displacement – unless we act now. In Minnesota we are facing an oncoming tsunami of eviction filings when the moratorium lifts. (Note: the moratorium is on evictions but rent is still due.) Resource providers – including community mediators – need to ramp up interventions NOW, working collaboratively to flatten the eviction curve. Having mediated over 15,000 landlord-tenant mediations, CMRS knows mediation keeps people from becoming homeless. Working with our partners at the Tenant Resource Center and NW Hennepin Housing Collaborative, CMRS will be “all hands on deck” as we bridge the conversation gaps between landlords and tenants and tenants and emergency resources in the coming days, weeks and months. This urgent need for our services falls at a time when CMRS is facing its own COVID-related financial challenges. Can you help? Make a secure credit card donation through our GiveMNcampaign.
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