Former homeless man gets housing just in time for Christmas

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Former homeless man gets housing just in time for Christmas Former homeless man gets housing just in time for Christmas

A former homeless Brooklyn man now has a place to call home, just in time for the holiday weekend.

For the past year and a half, 70-year-old Rich Heelan has lived in shelters.

A car crashed into Heelan's apartment, making it uninhabitable and soon after his wife died of a heart attack.

Thanks to a program with the city's Department of Homeless Services, Heelan now has a warm place to sleep every night.

Heelan says he feels blessed to have a place called home.

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