We have all experienced conflicts in our communities, from problems with neighbors or landlords, tenants or families that cause us stress and can even escalate. Mediation is a way to solve our problems together with the help of trained, neutral mediators who help everyone be heard and come up with mutually satisfying solutions.
Our Neighborhood Mediation Program is a proven and valuable way to avoid the costs of courts, police involvement and stresses of ongoing conflict. Community Boards is very proud that it is recognized as the first community mediation program in the U.S.
Neighborhood mediations cost $20 to open a case, with no charge for the mediation itself. If you can’t afford this case opening fee, no one turned away for lack of funds. We do ask for donations.
Mediations are scheduled at your convenience: Mondays through Saturdays — mornings, afternoons or early evenings.
Have questions? Telephone us at (415) 920-3820, ext. 100, to discuss your issue, or complete and submit the online form at the bottom of this page.
Here’s a one-page description of how our Neighborhood Mediation Program works: Neighborhood Mediation Program
Some examples of neighborhood issues we can help you with:
- Neighbor pet problems
- Parking issues
- Noisy neighbors
- Threats & Harassment
- Family feuds
- Roommate problems
- Landlord & tenant disputes
- Parent & child issues
- Tree maintenance