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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: 70th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS -- Pictured: Hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost arrive to the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018. NUP_184217 (Photo by Trae Patton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

Michael Che To Pay Rent for 160 Public Housing Tenants To Honor His Late Grandmother


Michael Che on Wednesday offered to pay one month’s rent to all 160 residents of an apartment building where his grandmother lived before she succumbed to COVID-19 earlier this month.

The “Saturday Night Live” star took to Instagram to announce that he plans to pay one month’s rent for all of the individuals living in his grandmother’s public housing complex.
“It’s crazy to me that residents of public housing are still expected to pay their rent when so many New Yorkers can’t even work,” Che wrote in the post. “Obviously I cant offer much help by myself. But in the spirit and memory of my late grandmother, I’m paying one month’s rent for all 160 apartments in the NYCHA building she lived in.”‘



He called on the city to have a “better plan for debt forgiveness” for NYCHA residents, and asked Mayor de Blasio, Gov. Cuomo and Sean (Diddy) Combs to page him and come up with a plan.


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