He may be shoeless, but he is not homeless. Jeffrey Hillman, the barefooted recipient of boots from an NYPD officer last week, has an apartment in the Bronx, NBC 4 New York's I-Team reported. “He does have stable housing,” said Seth Diamond, New York City's homeless services commissioner. “We’ve worked with Mr. Hillman for years.” Last week, a photo showing a New York police officer, Lawrence Deprimo, giving a Hillman a new pair of boots on a frigid night in Times Square on Nov. 14 went viral. Hillman used to be homeless, but entered shelter in 2009 before moving into an apartment secured by Veterans Affairs in 2011, NBC 4 New York reported. He pays his rent using a lifetime voucher for homeless veterans and his Social Security income. Despite his permanent home, Hillman panhandles in Times Square, usually without shoes.
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