Rent Due For Millions Of New Yorkers, Many Fear They Can’t Pay After Losing Work During Pandemic

Rent Due For Millions Of New Yorkers, Many Fear They Can’t Pay After Losing Work During Pandemic
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Wednesday is the first of the month, which means rent is due for millions of New Yorkers.

But with the coronavirus pandemic putting people out of work, many fear they will not be able to pay it.

Daniel Lariviere has been a makeup artist in Manhattan for more than a decade.

“It’s been really tough,” he told CBS2’s Ali Bauman.

For the first time, he does not know how he’s going to pay rent come Wednesday, April 1.

“My biggest worry is having enough money to eat,” he said.

The freelancer hasn’t booked a gig since COVID-19 shut down on-essential business in New York.

“I had a small 401k from years ago. I already took out from that. I really, I have nothing left,” Lariviere said.

Source: CBS

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