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Michael Che is honoring his late grandmother.
The Saturday Night Live star has announced that he will be paying one month's rent for 160 apartments in his late grandma's New York City Housing Authority building that she lived in. Che shared the heartbreaking news earlier this month that his grandmother had passed away due to complications from Coronavirus.
On Wednesday night, Che took to Instagram to write, "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. Obviously I can't 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."
"I know that's just a drop in the bucket," Che continued. "So I really hope the city has a better plan for debt forgiveness for all the people in public housing, AT THE VERY LEAST."