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Michigan group's plan to house veteran falls through

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TRAVERSE CITY, MI (AP) -

An Army veteran in the Traverse City area says he's homeless after a housing plan set up by a nonprofit group fell through.

Dave Smiddy tells the Traverse City Record-Eagle that he thought he was moving to a house in Grand Traverse County's Garfield Township with the help of Veterans Housing USA. With much publicity, volunteers packed his belongings in April, but they were placed in a storage unit instead of the house.

Smiddy says he's now staying with a friend while he searches for an affordable rental property.

Veterans Housing USA president Mike Griffith says there was miscommunication with the owner of a house that would have been shared by Smiddy and another veteran.

Griffith says the organization is reassessing how to pursue housing for veterans.

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