CNA Staff, Apr 6, 2020 / 15:00 pm
A Catholic landlord made the decision March 30 to waive April's rent for all of his 200 tenants, in the hopes of giving them one less thing to worry about amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"I told them not to worry, not to panic, we're going through some very tough times with this monster disease," Brooklyn landlord Mario Salerno told EWTN News Nightly.
"My Catholic faith brought it upon me to make this decision. I pray every day, and when I have extra time, when I'm in quarantine, I pray and I ask the good Lord to please conquer this vicious virus."
Salerno, 59, owns a mechanic shop, gas station, and an auto body shop as well as 80 apartments in Brooklyn. Many of his tenants have lost their jobs, he said.