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PHOTOS: Protest Calls For Rent/Mortgage Freeze Amid Pandemic

Rent/Mortgage freeze

A protester holds a sign demanding a freeze for May rent. (Current photos by Jake Mysliwczyk)

By Jake Mysliwczyk
Visuals Editor
Jake@pittsburghcurrent.com

Nearly 40 vehicles gathered Friday afternoon demanding a rent/mortgage freeze should be put in place for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many vehicles had signs and painted windows with words to local government officials and landlords. The protest occurred in Pittsburgh’s Greenfield neighborhood blocking north-bound traffic on the Greenfield Bridge. Pittsburgh Police were on scene to assist with traffic.

Rent/Mortgage freeze

Rent/Mortgage freeze

Rent/Mortgage freeze

Rent/Mortgage freeze

Rent/Mortgage freeze

Rent/Mortgage freeze

Rent/Mortgage freeze

Rent/Mortgage freeze

Rent/Mortgage freeze

One Comment

  • John Clark says:

    Landlords have expenses and bills tied to their properties also – taxes, insurance, repairs, etc – and many with only a property or two depend on the income to put food on their own tables. Who can advocate that tenants just be allowed to live rent-free – even through this current pandemic – when doing so starves those who own the property. As a landlord with several Pittsburgh area properties, I do feel for those living in rental properties, but there’s two sides to this story. Stealing from others, even by not paying what is due them, is wrong also.

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