More right wing BS. I found this link from one of my right wing nutjob highschool friends on facebook this morning.
Why is President Obama apparently defying federal law by funding ACORN?
Judicial Watch discovered that the Obama administration is flouting the will of Congress by giving federal taxpayer money to ACORN.
Obama’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) gave a $79,819 grant to the largest branch of the ACORN tree, ACORN Housing Corp. (AHC). AHC filed papers last year legally changing its name to Affordable Housing Centers of America (AHCOA). It’s the same old organization with a brand new ACORN-free name.
Okayyyy.... I had to look into this one....
as I remember the ban on federal funding for ACORN was found to be unconstitutional
and the smear campaign against ACORN was found to be total BS
So what gives?
Well, I dug a little deeper and found out that the organization they are so concerned about was Affordable Housing Centers of America a subsidiary ACORN.
What does this group do ?
For over 25 years, the counselors and staff of Affordable Housing Centers of America have worked to see that every American can find a safe, high-quality home they can afford to own and keep. Homeownership is the most important means of wealth creation for low- and moderate-income families, and is a key factor in creating safe and stable neighborhoods.
With offices in 19 cities, 14 states, and the District of Columbia, Affordable Housing Centers of America is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization, headquartered in the state of Illinois and certified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Persistence Pays Off
Jacqueline Lee has lived in the same house in Los Angeles since she was 16 years old. In that home, she raised her four children and watched her eight grandchildren grow up. A few years ago, her husband, Lee, needed medical care. After surgery on both knees and two major back operations, the family needed to refinance their mortgage to pay for the care he received. Before long, the interest rate was increased and they could no longer afford their monthly payments. They went to their bank for help and submitted all the paperwork for a re-modification, but they fell between the cracks and their lender refused to respond to their requests for information about their application. They worked with a local non-profit for three months, but once again their application was lost. The person handling their case left and it was not reassigned. They were going to lose their home. Then they found Affordable Housing Centers of America who successfully renegotiated the terms of their loan so they could afford it.
"Thank God for companies like AHCOA. Without their help, we would have lost our home. The Lee family of Los Angeles will always be grateful."
Gee maybe they should just spend their time trying to turn medicare into a voucher program. At least thats an honest position.
8:25 AM PT: ht to Johnny Wurster in the comment(s) The second circuit overturned the district court and reinstated the ban on funding (ruling). The SCOTUS subsequently refused to hear ACORN's appeal.
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