SNL Star Michael Che Pays Rent for Tenants in His Late Grandmother’s NYC Building

He'll cover 160 apartments in a New York public housing building

In the spirit and memory of his late grandmother, Michael Che has vowed to pay one month's rent for all 160 apartments in the NYCHA building she lived in. Getty Images

Though low- and moderate-income residents are especially vulnerable to the economic disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak, they’ve still been expected to make ends meet for their landlords. Even the occupants of public housing in the city hit hardest thus far by COVID-19, New York, are required to pay rent on time (regardless of the 90-day moratorium on evictions New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo implemented).

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