In certain counties, in addition to offering a rent repayment plan, a landlord must also offer a tenant the opportunity for mediation before trying to evict the tenant if they owe rent.
If you get an ERPP notice, it is important that you respond within 14 days. Or within 10 days if you receive a second ERPP notice. Participating in mediation with your landlord is voluntary. However, if you do not respond, the landlord can proceed with an eviction. If you want to try mediation, fill out the form and send it back to your landlord or the landlord’s attorney. You can also contact the local Dispute Resolution Center or mediation program to talk more about what mediation looks like. To look for your local mediation center, use the Choose Your County Menu.
*Note: the ERPP notice must be a standard form that has information on rent assistance and how to get legal help.