Kim Kardashian Offers 5 Years Rent for Former Inmate Denied Housing

By Kyle Daniels

Reality star Kim Kardashian-West has become very successful through various projects and endorsements, by using her likeness and influence. The wife of Hip-Hop icon Kanye West and mother of three mostly utilized her platform for social media but has recently used it for social causes as well.

Kim has become a huge advocate for criminal justice reform. Most recently, she took notice of the story involving Matthew Charles, a local Tennessee man repeatedly denied housing due to his background. Charles served 20-years of a 35-year sentence on non-violent drug charges. He was released from prison following the implementation of the recent First Step act; a bipartisan prison reform bill that relaxes mandatory-minimum drug sentences. 

It’s reported that Kim reached out privately to Matthew after hearing he was having a hard time getting approved for an apartment and  generously offered to pay five years of rent and contact any property owners as a reference, if needed. 

Upon hearing the news, Charles was overwhelmed! He stated: “I just received the most wonderful news tonight that I just had to share with everyone. Kim Kardashian-West heard about my situation, was moved and has decided to help me. Kim did not do this for attention or publicity but I had to share it. My heart is about to burst with happiness, that I wish you to rejoice in this news with me.”

If there was any doubt of the Kardashian ‘Keeping Up’ with her  passion for the cause, she tweeted:

Charles has yet to find a place to live but hopes to move into a new apartment by the end of the week. Because of Kim’s great deed, he’s now hopeful and plans to  put a down payment on a house of his own one day. 

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