People that live on pay to pay and do not have any kind of savings are experiencing a very difficult time at the moment. This goes especially for people that cannot work from home. Because of this situation, people are very concerned about how they will be able to complete their rent payments.
Luckily for some, understanding landlords are withdrawing their monthly rent payments from their tenants because of the situations. These compassionate people try to help their tenants as much as possible.
A South Portland landlord is not collecting rent from his tenants for the month of April due to the coronavirus. He posted his decision on Facebook in hopes other landlords think about doing the same thing. His post has more than 20,000 shares @newscentermaine pic.twitter.com/A3xnftpz0L
— Roslyn Flaherty (@roslyn_flaherty) March 18, 2020
One such kind soul is Nathan Nichols. Nathan waived the rent for April and encourages other landlords to do the same.
He made a post on his Facebook on March 13, explaining that with the lockdown, people that work hourly are in serious financial crisis and need to be helped.
Nathan owns two units in South Portland and his tenants are all hourly workers. He claimed that “because I have the good fortune of being able to afford it and the privilege of being in the owner class, I just let them know I would not be collecting rent in April.”
Additionally, he motivates “other landlords out there to take a serious look at your situation and consider giving your tenants some rent relief as well.”
Some landlords in the world cannot do the same as Nathan does because economic situations are different for everyone. However, those who can live their life without asking for a few months of payments should waive theirs and if are able, help the tenants even more than Nathan did.
Alan, another extraordinary soul, is also a landlord and just like Nathan, he suspended the monthly rent payment. Additionally, using his own money, he made sure that his struggling tenants had something to eat for the week.
Alan surprised a mom-of-four, Christina Marie of Saginaw, Michigan, after she heard that Alan won’t collect the rent for April.
She made a post on Facebook stating her gratitude for Alan for his heartwarming gesture and added:
“Then, he asked me if we had food, I told him how I had 3 packs of meat left and needed to go this week and he told me okay be safe. Then I get a text saying go to your front porch please !!! And I see this I couldn’t tell you how I feel right now.”
Along with this post, she also added a photo of the groceries that Alan bought for the family.
“[F]or him to do this for my family my heart is so touched. GOD BLESS YOU.”
SOOO My landlord Alan called me earlier and told me not to worry about rent this month and we will worry about it later…