6 million people in the U.S. now filing for unemployment in a world where things are at a standstill.
Mario Salerno, A Brooklyn landlord who has 18 apartment buildings, is allowing his tenants to not pay April’s rent.
Salerno wrote on the signs he posted at all of his 18 residential buildings in the borough: “STAY SAFE, HELP YOUR NEIGHBORS & WASH YOUR HANDS!!!”.
“My concern is everyone’s health,” Salerno, 59, said in an interview first reported by the local news site Greenpointers.com. “I told them just to look out for your neighbor and make sure that everyone has food on their table.”
He also stated that last month many of his tenants messaged him, saying they couldn’t afford to pay April’s rent. A few even packed up and moved.
This is truly an act of kindness. At a time like this, his generosity goes a long way. The Coronavirus has caused a major lifestyle change. We’re all social distancing, making virtual arrangements, and adjusting as we can.