Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard waive April rent for Los Angeles tenants: ‘People over profits’

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are helping their tenants reach a “Good Place.”

As many Americans worry about their job security amid the coronavirus pandemic that has forced many businesses to temporarily shutter, Bell and Shepard decided to ease their tenants’ financial concerns by skipping rent collection next month. 

The power couple, who own several residential buildings in Los Angeles, have waived rent for their renters in April, Bell’s rep Marcel Pariseau confirmed to USA TODAY. 

A growing number of states and counties across the nation are cracking down on residents’ movements amid the spread of COVID-19. More than 100 million Americans have been ordered to stay home, including in California, leaving many people without work or in danger of unemployment. 

Bell, 39, shared a similar act of kindness on her Instagram Story Monday, adding the hashtag #peopleoverprofit. In another post, she shared the message: “Spread your love like a fever.”

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This is not Bell and Shepard’s first act of kindness. 

Last week, the “Frozen 2” actress posted to Instagram  that her family donated $150,007.96 to No Kid Hungry, an organization that “has always been there for kids who need them. They work tirelessly to provide food for the hungry bellys (sic) all over this country.”

Bell said the specific amount is due to daughters Delta, 5, and Lincoln, 6, who overheard her making the donation and “asked if they could also donate the money from their piggy bank. I couldn’t have been prouder to add that extra, and important 7 dollars and 96 cents.”

The United States has identified 53,268 confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to USA TODAY’s coronavirus map. There have been 696 deaths, including 50 in California. 

Contributing: Grace Hauck and Lorenzo Reyes

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