Renters, Landlords, Homeowners Ask For Grace On The 1st Of The Month

At the beginning of a new month during the COVID-19 crisis, residents are hoping for some leeway

Virus Outbreak Making Rent Difficult
Jade Brooks at her apartment, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. It's the first of the month and everybody knows the rent's due. Wednesday is the first time the landlord is knocking on the door since the coronavirus turned the economy upside down. Elise Amendola / AP Photo
Virus Outbreak Making Rent Difficult
Jade Brooks at her apartment, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. It's the first of the month and everybody knows the rent's due. Wednesday is the first time the landlord is knocking on the door since the coronavirus turned the economy upside down. Elise Amendola / AP Photo

Renters, Landlords, Homeowners Ask For Grace On The 1st Of The Month

At the beginning of a new month during the COVID-19 crisis, residents are hoping for some leeway

The first of the month is a day when most people are paying their rent or mortgages. But thousands of residents are struggling to make ends meet as the economic fallout from COVID-19 continues.

Reset takes a look at the resources available to renters and homeowners, and how landlords are dealing with this crisis.

GUESTS: Natalie Moore, WBEZ race, class and communities reporter

Julia Duerst, organizer with the Autonomous Tenants Union