Kim Kardashian offers to pay five years' rent for man recently released from prison after he was denied housing
Kim Kardashian is going to cover Matthew Charles' rent while he works and saves up money to buy a house in the future
Reality TV star and mother-of-three Kim Kardashian has generously offered to pay an ex-con's rent for the next five years.
Kim reportedly reached out to Matthew Charles on social media after he became the first person to be released from prison under the new reform laws after he finished serving 20 years out of his 35-year sentence for non-violent drug and weapons charges.
Matthew took to Facebook to share the news and wrote, "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."
According to TMZ, upon finding out that Matthew was struggling to find housing given his background, Kim did not hold back from reaching out to Charles and making him a generous offer.
Charles added, "Kim did not do this for attention or publicity, but I had to share it, because it's too good not to, and my heart is about to burst with happiness, that I wish you to rejoice in this news with me. And many of your responses about the outcome of my dilemma prophesied it. GOD IS GOOD!!!. WHAT THE DEVIL MEANT FOR BAD, GOD REVERSED AGAIN, FOR MY GOOD."
"**THANK YOU KIM KARDASHIAN-WEST and TRACY FOR THE LOVE SHOWN TO ME WHEN I WAS LOCKED UP. AND NOW THAT I'M FREE.. MY HEART IS ENLARGED," he wrote.
He shared that he would be using the money to pay his rent so that he can save up money for a house of his own. The details of the offer are still being worked out with Kardashian-West's financial team and also Charles and his friend Hardiman.
As reported by the Tennessean, Hardiman shared on Monday night, "He's been humbled by the response we've gotten since the story was published. We're still looking for a place that's a good fit for him. Kim's generosity has made that a lot easier."
Matthew had been sentenced to prison in 1996 and was released in 2016 under the Fair Sentencing Act. Matthew had to return to prison last year after an appeals court overturned a judge's first ruling. He was then released on January 3rd under President Donald Trump's First Step Act.