ALL TENANTS OF YOUR BUILDING (paying rent or NOT) are encouraged to send this letter.

An example of a letter tenants could send to their own landlord is provided here:

To [Landlord Name]:
We, the residents of [insert address or neighbourhood] have discovered that, due to the COVID-19 crisis, many of our neighbours are unable to pay April rent. In the last few weeks, many of us have seen our wages disappear, the costs of necessary goods increase, and our ability to pay rent virtually evaporate. The financial relief proposed for some of our neighbours will be inaccessible until mid April at the earliest. This is weeks after rent is due. The uncertainty of the situation makes it difficult to know what other troubles lie ahead or how long this crisis will last.
In this context, prioritizing rent over our basic needs would endanger not just us but the wider public. It would be reckless and socially irresponsible. We therefore support all tenants who have decided not to pay April’s rent in the midst of this unprecedented public health emergency.
We call on all landlords to:
Forego collecting any rent that is unpaid because of the COVID-19 crisis;
Forego pursuing evictions for non-payment of rent, including when the eviction moratorium is lifted;
Deal collectively with tenants on any issues that arise.
We ask that the legitimacy of these demands be respected and their necessity be recognized by owners in this extraordinary time.
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