ACORN Spinoff received HUD grant despite Federal Funding ban

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from Judicial Watch,

ACORN is back in the news. The supposedly defunct, defunded and bankrupt organization that sought to corrupt elections for liberal allies is still alive and well according to records uncovered by Judicial Watch.

In August, JW released documents from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) revealing that on February 12, 2013, Sarah Gerecke, HUD’s deputy assistant secretary for housing counseling, may have violated federal law bu requesting that $201,222.07 be transferred from the account of the defunct Affordable Housing Centers of America (AHCOA) and ACORN spinoff, to HUD intermediary Mission for Peace “to specifically pay for the activities of former AHCOA affiliates”.

ACORN was always a twisted and convoluted web of corrupt organizations-designed this way to obfuscate its shadowy activities. And this has continued even after a series of scandals triggered he collapse of ACORN in late 2009.

At that time, what was previously called ACORN Housing was renamed Affordable Housing Centers of America in early 2010. former executives retained executive positions in the new organization.

However, despite these findings , the GAO issued a conflicting advisory opinion saying that AHCOA was not, for purposes of the funding ban, a subsidiary of ACORN.

ACORN is far from defunct.

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