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Report: ACORN-affiliated group gets $300,000 more in taxpayer money – The Daily Caller

September 17, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO – NOVEMBER 25: Members of the community organization ACORN hold signs as they protest inside of a Wachovia bank branch November 25, 2008 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Report: ACORN-affiliated group gets $300,000 more in taxpayer money

Published: 3:49 PM 09/16/2011 | Updated: 10:24 AM 09/17/2011

By Matthew Boyle – The Daily Caller

An affiliate of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) received another $300,000 in taxpayer funding in early August, The Daily Caller has learned.

President Barack Obama’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the $300,000 grant to the post-ACORN ally: The Affordable Housing Centers of America (AHCOA). The Obama administration awarded the money despite a 2010 law saying no taxpayer funds could be issued to ACORN “or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, or allied organizations.”

AHCOA was previously named “Acorn Housing Corporation,” a group that did a lot of business with ACORN. Acorn Housing changed its name to AHCOA in late 2009.

Until the end of August, AHCOA’s website boasted that it was “formerly Acorn Housing Corporation.” The organization has since removed that bit of history.

via ACORN Group | Taxpayer Money | Community Organizing | The Daily Caller.


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