Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Paying Rents and Mortgages During the Pandemic

A shuttered business in Fort Greene Monday. Photo by Craig Hubert

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    Here’s What to Do If You Can’t Pay Rent or Mortgage Due to Coronavirus

    If someone is out of work thanks to the coronavirus crisis and can’t pay the rent or mortgage, what can they do? The situation is changing rapidly so what works today may not apply tomorrow.

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    Photo by Mary Hautman

    Coronavirus Surges in Hasidic Brooklyn as Schools Remain Open and Weddings Continue

    Despite a ban on gatherings of nearly any size and calls for social distancing, Hasidic schools continued to operate in late March and weddings proceeded as usual.

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    Rendering by Aufgang Architects via NY Governor’s Press Office

    Massive Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 199 Units in East New York, Starting at $328 a Month

    An affordable housing lottery has opened for 199 units in a nine-story building at 911 Erskine Street in East New York. The building under construction is one of eight planned as part of the redevelopment of the former state-run Brooklyn Developmental Center site.

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    Brooklyn Heights. Photo by Susan De Vries

    Apartment Owners Say Rent Help to Prevent ‘Total Economic Collapse’ Is Not Enough

    As a $2 trillion aid package races through Congress, two groups representing owners of apartment buildings praised the effort but said more help is urgently needed to stabilize housing and the economy thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Black Forest Brooklyn in Fort Greene on March 16. Photo by Craig Hubert

    Brooklyn Coronavirus Update and Open Thread: April Fool’s Day, Rents Due (4/1/20)

    We’re in the third week of sheltering in place and the eighth day of distance learning for New York City schools.

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