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Michael Che To Pay Rent for Residents In Grandmother’s Apartment Complex After She Died From COVID-19

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Michael Che is doing what he can to help those in need, and pay tribute to his late grandmother.

The Saturday Night Live castmember —  who lost his grandmother, Martha, on April 5 after a battle with COVID-19 — took to Instagram on Wednesday to share his plans for celebrating her memory in a deeply charitable way.

“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 a statement posted to Instagram. “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.”

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