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Sen. Michael Gianaris breaks down #CancelRent movement amid COVID-19 outbreak

Posted at 9:36 AM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 09:36:10-04

NEW YORK — If Sen. Michael Gianaris had it his way, rent would be canceled for New York residents and businesses struggling to make ends meet amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Gianaris spoke with PIX11's Dan Mannarino to explain his #CancelRent movement calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo for a statewide rent freeze.

The senator, who represents Queens, says he believes the months of rent during the outbreak should be eliminated completely, with building landlord mortgage payments being forgiven as well.