Mobile Platform Partners with Companies to Launch Rent Relief Program
The owner of a mobile platform is stepping up to help families struggling to pay their rent amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Ofo Ezeugwu, the CEO and founder of Whose Your Landlord, has partnered with Walmart and other companies on a rent relief program.
He said he is targeting his efforts toward Black households because they have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.
“Sadly there is going to a lot more economic distress and housing insecurity over the next six to 24 months and so we just want to do our part in putting a dent in that in some capacity,” Ezeugwu said.
Walmart is providing $25,000 that will be distributed through WYL’s nonprofit arm to provide 50 Black families with $500 each toward their rent.
“These past few months have prompted waves of emotions: We’ve felt challenged, determined, exhausted and hopeful, often at the same time,” said Walmart spokesman Tony Waller.
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