Landlord-Tenant Mediation Program

Landlord/Tenant Mediation

Before filing for eviction occurs, consider mediation

Blair County has a free mediation process available for tenants and landlords. 

Mediation provides a way for both parties to;

  • Address and resolve concerns
  • Communicate in a natural way without legal technicalities
  • Recognize similar needs: housing stability and financial recovery
  • Avoid litigation, its costs and negative impacts
  • Emphasize communication and an on-going relationship.

Mediators will help you address back rent, payment plans, maintenance needs and prevent evictions.


How mediation works:

  • A trained, neutral, third party mediator helps facilitate conversation.
  • Each person is given a chance to explain their point of view.
  • Everyone jointly decides the issues to be resolved
  • Possible solutions are considered, and the best ones are chosen
  • In most cases, a written agreement signed by all parties with the intention to uphold concludes a successful mediation.


For more information or to arrange for mediation, call Family Services Incorporated at (814)944-3583, extension 324.


Participation in mediation does not guarantee financial assistance.



2022 Broad Avenue                                     Phone: 814-944-3583                   

Altoona, PA 16601                                          Fax:      814-944-8701