Support builds for rent freeze, city official wants to close the parks, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
March 30, 2020 - 10:30AM

U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders supports State Senator Michael Gianaris’ legislative effort to forgive rent payments for residential and small business tenants. The proposal would also forgive mortgage payments for homeowners in need (press release)

On Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a rent freeze for rent-stabilized apartments (press release)

NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams wants the city to close parks and playgrounds, among other stricter Covid-19 measures (Gothamist)

In their own words: NYC schoolchildren on how they fared during their first week of remote learning (Gothamist via Chalkbeat)

Answers to common questions about the $2 trillion economic relief bill (The New York Times)

There are fears the U.S. mortgage system could collapse if the Federal Reserve doesn’t step up with a bailout (Politico)


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