Welcome to the Eviction Diversion Program
The aim of the Eviction Diversion Program (called “EDP” for short) is to bring together the landlord and tenant to discuss compromise so that an eviction can be avoided. A neutral third party (the EDP Navigator) helps the two sides work together. As a subrecipient of Collier County, Housing Development Corporation of SW Florida, Inc. (HELP), will service as a neutral third party (the EDP Navigator) to help the two sides work together.
EDP tries to settle a dispute before an eviction is filed. If an eviction is filed, EDP can help resolve the case without going before a judge.
The advantages of a settlement include:
- the tenant avoids a judgment appearing on the record.
- the landlord receives the delinquent rent sooner rather than later.
- there is no need to bring witnesses.
- both sides avoid the time and cost of going to a trial.