Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are freezing rent for tenants living in their Los Angeles buildings during California's coronavirus lockdown

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are freezing rent for tenants living in their Los Angeles buildings during California's coronavirus lockdown

03/25/2020
  • Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have waived rental fees for tenants living in their Los Angeles buildings amid the coronavirus.
  • According to TMZ, The Hollywood couple has frozen payments for the month of April as many of their tenants are now unemployed due to California's enforced stay at home order. 
  • TNZ sources said the tenants discovered the good news via an email sent last weekend from the property manager. 
  • She reportedly expressed sympathy and encouragement during this time and promised to work with residents going forward as best as possible.
  • Bell also announced on Instagram last Thursday they had donated more than $150,000 to charity No Kid Hungry, which supplies healthy meals for children due to school closures.
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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are reportedly helping ease the financial burden for tenants living in their Los Angeles buildings by waiving all rental fees amid the coronavirus.

The Hollywood couple made the decision to forgo rental payments for the month of April as some of their tenants are out of work due to California's strict stay at home order, TMZ reported first.

Tenants in several of their LA buildings discovered the good news via an email sent last weekend from their rental company Pringus Property LLC.

TMZ sources said that Shepard's sister — who acts as the property manager — wrote the email, which expressed their sympathy and promised to work with residents going forward as the US tackles a rise in cases of the coronavirus.

Aside from freezing their tenants' rent, Bell and Shepard have also donated more than $150,000 to the charity No Kid Hungry, which has been supplying healthy meals for children due to school closures. 

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NKH has always been there for kids who need them. They work tirelessly to provide food for the hungry bellys all over this country. I encourage anyone with the means to share to donate as well, any amount helps, so we can get through this together. (The reason the number is odd, is because when my kids overheard me making the donation, they asked if they could also donate the money from thier piggy bank. I couldnt have been prouder to add that extra, and important 7 dollars and 96 cents.😍😍😍) #Repost @nokidhungry with @make_repost ・・・ We’re BEYOND grateful to our friend and #HungerHero @kristenanniebell for her gift of $150,007.96! Thank you for helping us send out even more grants to schools and community groups working to feed kids during the #COVID19 outbreak.

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The economic impacts of the pandemic have hit renters hard — with millions of people worldwide now unemployed due to government-enforced self-isolation. 

In the United Kingdom, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced emergency legislation last Thursday to prevent renters from being evicted during the crisis. 

Similarly, on March 18, US President Donald Trump introduced measures to protect tenants and homeowners from eviction — but only for those living in properties owned by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Housing advocates and attorneys across the country are now demanding a nationwide moratorium on evictions and foreclosures.

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