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

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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).

Saturday Night Live comedian Michael Che, who recently lost his grandmother to the illness, went on Instagram on Wednesday night to announce in his first post that not only does he find this expectation “crazy,” but he’s also going to do something about it.




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