The realistic article on May 12th about the Eviction surge expected once moratorium lifts describes the multitude of concerns involving evictions for both landlords and tenants. What this article fails to mention is that there are solutions available now, and after the moratorium eventually lifts. Mediation is an option that works. Mediation is a confidential discussion facilitated by a trained mediator that is designed to identify issues, find solutions, and when possible agree on a shared path forward. Talking takes time, many of us have the time. Listening differently takes courage to suspend a prior belief. Developing a mutual agreement involves openness, flexibility, and willingness to find a solution. This work in not new and we have been involved in pre-eviction mediations throughout the state for years. As executive director of Mediation and Restorative Services (MARS) in Anoka County I am proud to say that we have established a housing clinic with mediation available along with legal and economic services that is available for both landlords and tenants now virtually! We have been engaged (physically and virtually) in mediations that get ahead of evictions prior to eviction, and once courts open, we will be there again physically and virtually once evictions have been filed. MARS is a collaborative member of a statewide network of certified nonprofit mediation service providers called Community Mediation Minnesota (CMM) that includes mediation centers doing this work with evictions throughout the state. Mediation is an option that more landlords and tenant can access now and we encourage you to contact Community Mediation Center to find this service available in your county.