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SNL's Michael Che Pays Rent for 160 Public Housing Tenants

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“Saturday Night Live” comedian Michael Che said Wednesday that he is paying one month of rent for all 160 public housing tenants in the building in which his late grandmother once lived. 

“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 an Instagram post. “Obviously I can’t offer much help by myself, but in the spirit and memory of my late grandmother, I’m paying one months rent for all 160 apartments in the ... building she lived in.” 

Che said his gesture is a “drop in the bucket” and he hopes the city has a “better plan for debt forgiveness for all people in public housing, AT THE VERY LEAST.” 

Michael Che at Citi Field%2C 2015.
Michael Che at Citi Field%2C 2015.
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