This Brooklyn Landlord Just Canceled Rent for Hundreds of Tenants

Mario Salerno said in an interview that he did not care about losing his rental income in April. “My concern is everyone’s health,” he said.Credit…Victor J. Blue for The New York Times

The coronavirus pandemic shook the world it’s been rocking New York like we’ve never imagined. So many people have lost their jobs and will lose their job in New York, And this means that many tenants won’t be able to pay April’s rent.

“STAY SAFE, HELP YOUR NEIGHBORS & WASH YOUR HANDS!!!” the landlord, Mario Salerno, wrote on the signs, which he posted at all of his 18 residential buildings in the borough.

There’s millions of renters in New York and many of them survive paycheck to paycheck and most of their income goes toward a place to stay. New York is under a strict quarantine and many are out of work due to this coronavirus.

Shouts to Mario Salerno for having a heart of compassion and empathy. Many are struggling and need all the help they can get.

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