Economics/Class Relations

With rent due, millions of Americans can’t — or won’t — pay

“Hell, no, we won’t pay!”

ABC News

It’s the first of the month — the time when so many start counting their dollars, making sure they have enough to pay rent.

a group of people walking on a sidewalk: An L.A. Tenants Union rent strike in front of City Hall in Los Angeles, April 30, 2020. © Will Carr/ABC News An L.A. Tenants Union rent strike in front of City Hall in Los Angeles, April 30, 2020.

“I’ll be able to make rent next month, but then after that, if unemployment doesn’t kick in, I’m definitely in trouble,” Gabby Namm, an unemployed cook in New York, told ABC News.

More than 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment since mid-March as the novel coronavirus hit the U.S., leaving many filled with anxiety, not knowing when they’ll get another paycheck. That’s sparking rent strikes across the country from New York to Philadelphia to Chicago to Los Angeles.

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