The coronavirus pandemic has proven to be more than just a global public health crisis. The COVID-19 outbreak has also left the global economy in tatters along with job and housing insecurities.
Many residential tenants across the country are seeking some sort of rent moratorium or forgiveness but those decisions have been made for certain residents inhabiting specific types of housing. For others, there is more uncertainty. However, Birdman is looking to alleviate some of that stress for New Orleans residents in his old neighborhood.
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I would like 2 offer to pay everybody rent for month of May (for those who in need) in residents area of UPTOWN New Orleans where I was born and raised at from mac melph calio and ST Thomas housing also from 3rd ward to 17th ward I would like HANO to support us on accomplishin this and @q93fm I also spoke with @theuptownangela to help me put this togather I would like our mayor @mayorcantrell help support this cause also wanna thank all hospital on front line Risking they life to save lives I wanna thanks everybody that wrk with tha Gladys and Johnny foundation my company cashmoney records @cashmoneyofficial @republicrecords for always supporting our foundation for 20plus years @universalmusicgroup #RICHGANG🦅 #STUNNAMAN @hotboyog333 @kimmykim504 @ceto504 @stunnabrand stay safe #DOIt4MSGLADYS
The Cash Money Records co-founder announced on Instagram that he would be paying rent for those who need assistance in his old neighborhood for the month of May. “I would like 2 offer to pay everybody rent for month of May (for those who in need) in residents area of UPTOWN New Orleans where I was born and raised at from mac melph calio and ST Thomas housing also from 3rd ward to 17th ward,” he wrote.
Birdman urged New Orleans city officials and other community leaders to join his initiative while also sending words of encouragement to the healthcare workers on the frontline who are “risking [their] life to save lives.”