Thirteen tenants who rent from a Santa Rosa landlord got a huge break for the month of April when he decided to give his entire stimulus check to his tenants.
On top of the $3,400 check, he matched that amount with his own money, giving over $7,000 in all to his renters by cutting their rent by $500 each.
Cynthia Whitsitt has rented from this landlord, who wished to stay anonymous, for a decade, with three years at her current home. When she got the phone call she was grateful.
“It was a great surprise, but I wasn’t really that surprised because that’s the type of guy he is,” Whitsitt said. “He’s a great guy.”
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The landlord said he did what he thought anyone in his shoes would do during this pandemic.
“My wife and I spent hours talking about it and feeling bad that it wasn’t enough and we couldn’t do more,” he said. “I just feel like we’re all in this together.”