Anonymous Landlord Hands Over His Family’s Stimulus Check to His 13 Tenants So They Could Save on Rent

Article Link: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/landlord-pays-stimulus-check-to-his-13-tenants/

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

A California landlord and his wife are being praised for doubling up on their stimulus checks in order to pay off some of the rent for all 13 of their tenants. Although the Santa Rosa landlord chose to remain anonymous, he told KNTV that after he and his family received their $3,400 federal stimulus check, he felt compelled to pay it forward to his “second family” of tenants. He then matched the check’s amount for a total of $7,000 so he could use it to shave $500 off this month’s rent for each of his tenants. Cynthia Whitsitt, who has been renting from the landlord for the last 10 years, says that the compassionate gesture is not unusual for a man who she insists is one of the best property owners she has ever had.