The Saturday Night Live castmember -- who lost his grandmother, Martha, on April 5 after a battle with COVID-19 -- took to Instagram on Wednesday to share his plans for celebrating her memory in a deeply charitable way.
"It's crazy to me that residents of public housing are still expected to pay their rent when so many New Yorkers can't even work," Che wrote in a statement posted to Instagram. "Obviously, I can't offer much help by myself. But in the spirit and memory of my late grandmother, I'm paying one month's rent for all 160 apartments in the NYCHA building she lived in."
"I know that's just a drop in the bucket," he added. "So I really hope the city has a better plan for debt forgiveness for all the people in public housing, AT THE VERY LEAST."
Che also called out Mayor Bill de Blasio, Governor Andrew Cuomo and rapper Diddy, writing, "Let's fix this! Page me!"
The 36-year-old "Weekend Update" anchor shared the news about his grandmother on April 6, explaining that she died of the coronavirus. He also expressed his sorrow that she had to go through the pain by herself.
"I'm doing OK, considering," he wrote. "I'm obviously very hurt and angry that she had to go through all that pain alone. But I'm also happy that she's not in pain anymore. And I also feel guilty for feeling happy. Basically the whole gamut of complex feelings everybody else has losing someone very close and special. I'm not unique."