Obama is defying federal law by funding that criminal syndicate called ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now).
In 2009, spurred by popular outrage at the corrupt ACORN, Congress passed four separate appropriations bills that contained language blocking federal funds from flowing to ACORN during federal fiscal year 2010. All four of the laws prevent ACORN and its affiliated groups from receiving federal taxpayer dollars. The funding prohibition in Public Law 111-117 (PDF) applies specifically to HUD (Dept of Housing and Urban Development).
But Judicial Watch discovered that the Obama administration is flouting the will of Congress by giving federal taxpayer money to ACORN.
Obama’s HUD gave a $79,819 grant to the largest branch of the ACORN tree, ACORN Housing Corp. (AHC), under the AHC’s new name, Affordable Housing Centers of America (AHCOA). Whatever the name, it’s the same old organization — one of the many tentacles of ACORN.
Worse yet, the Obama administration’s grant to AHCOA funds a political agitation and indoctrination program. Here’s HUD’s euphemistic description of the program:
“Education and Outreach Initiative grants (EOI) – HUD awarded $6.8 million to organizations that educate the public and housing providers about their rights and obligations under federal, state, and local fair housing laws. Groups will also conduct fair lending workshops, community meetings, and individual counseling activities focused on homeowners at risk for discrimination.”
H/t beloved fellow Joseph.
By the way, in April 2011, ACORN pled guilty to voter registration fraud in Nevada.