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Self-Storage Operators Offer Rent Postponement for Government Workers
ABC Mini Storage offers rent postponement for government employees affected by the partial shutdown

January 14, 2019: The Washington-based ABC Mini Storage has joined other local businesses in waiving payments due for government employees affected by the partial shutdown. According to the senior manager of the company nearly 20% of the tenants at storage facility located at 7726 W. Sunset Highway in Spokane, Washington, are either government employees or active in military. 

The company operates six self-storage facilities in the state including two in Spokane.
“I’ve had two people as of yesterday that have taken up our offer. They were very happy; you know, very appreciative. We’re not doing this to be thanked; we’re doing this because it’s our way to give back.” Said by Sherry Wolfe, senior manager of ABC Mini Storage.

A part of the Amsdell family of companies, Compass Self Storage also offering rent postponement to tenants affected by the partial government shutdown. The deferment is available to government workers whose pay has been suspended for as long as the shutdown is in effect. The company won’t charge late payment as a part of special program. 

 The partial shutdown affects about 800,000 employees in the nine federal cabinet departments as well as smaller agencies whose funding has lapsed.  Approximately 380,000 workers have been furloughed without pay. The remaining employees are working without pay until the shutdown ends.