The Pinellas Eviction Diversion Program (“PEDP”) is a newly launched initiative of the Community Law Program designed to assist qualified tenants and landlords who have been financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing mediation, facilitate access to rental assistance, and referrals of tenants for housing navigation services and/or for other basic needs designed to help prevent homelessness.
related to COVID-19
COVID-19 EVICTION DIVERSION PROGRAM
A service of Community Law Program, this initiative also provides legal advice to qualified individuals, assistance in applying for financial resources, and referrals to partner organizations for additional assistance.
Eviction Diversion for Hillsborough County Tenants and their Landlords:
Tenants and Landlords Agree
Eviction Diversion Benefits Everyone
A Better Alternative To Litigation
PEDP combats homelessness caused by eviction through engaging in collaborative and innovative programming and services to benefit both tenants and landlords.
A community where unplanned, unforeseen financial hardship causes the least disruption to housing stability and neighborhood preservation.
Tenants and Landlords
Eviction Diversion Mediation is open to Tenants and Landlords currently involved in a court case as well as prior to either party filing with the Court. For Tenants, the qualifications are:
- Must have been economically impacted by COVID-19.
- Must have a combined household income at or below 200% of federal poverty.
- Must be a Pinellas County resident.
For Landlords, your tenant must meet the criteria stated above. See “Services” for more info.
We Can Help
Helping Tenants and Landlords avoid evictions related to COVID-19.
Still Need Help?
Help Accessing Money to Pay Rent
Assistance Navigating Housing Alternatives
Referrals for Other Basic Needs
Avoid Eviction During This Time.
If you are having trouble paying your rent or are not sure how to catch up, we can help with mediation between tenants and landlords or provide guidance on rental assistance programs.