In order to assist the more than two dozen families at the Merry Place Apartments in West Palm Beach, Florida facing eviction, rapper Kodak Black and the Zachariah McQueen Foundation have partnered together.
WPTV reports that, for the remainder of the year 2022, Kodak Black and the foundation have covered the rent for 28 families residing in the complex.
“When people get up and go to work daily, they should be able to come home and relax without worrying if they would have a roof over their head the next month. But unfortunately, we live in a society where people can barely get a raise at work, but can be told that their rent has increased by over $1,000 without any real warning. That’s just not right,” Kodak Black said in a written statement according to WPTV.
“I AM TRULY BLESSED, AND I HAVE ALWAYS HAD THE MINDSET THAT MY PURPOSE IS TO BLESS OTHERS. SO AS LONG AS I CAN, I WILL CONTINUE TO BLESS OTHERS AND GIVE BACK TO MY COMMUNITY.”
Kodak Black, who was shot earlier this year, has made numerous donations and other charitable endeavors in his Florida community and received a proclamation from former Broward County Mayor Dave Holness for his philanthropic efforts.
It’s not just people in Florida struggling to pay rent. Americans across the country are facing evictions as rent continues to rise and inflation is outpacing the growth in wages. According to ScheerPost, more than 3 million Americans will face evictions before Thanksgiving.