"Good" news is so few and far between, especially, now so I'm going to try to highlight it more. And "good" is in quotes because it took something awful for this to happen. From Michael Che's Instagram:
“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.”
Che lost his grandmother earlier this month to COVID-19 and is covering one month of rent for all 160 units in the building. Respect to Michael Che for turning his grief into a blessing for others. For so many, covering rent every month was a struggle before this piece of shit pandemic hit. Now they're expected to pay bills like normal when everything else around them has changed, some of it permanently. For at least one month, they'll be able to worry about one less expense.
It's absurd this is still going on and this is what passes for reasonably positive news but alas.