Congress passed and President Obama signed legislation last year banning federal grants and contracts to ACORN or any of its affiliates. Somebody should tell the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) about the ban.

Judicial Watch, the anti-corruption non-profit watchdog, said its investigation found a small grant – just over
$78,000 – from HUD to the Affordable Housing Centers of America (AHCOA) to “educate the public and housing providers about their rights and obligations under federal, state, and local fair housing laws.” The grant was awarded March 1, 2011.

Snagging federal grants and contracts to “educate” lenders was a core ACORN funding tool for decades and one of the major contributing factors in the housing bubble that caused the Great Recession of 2008.

AHCOA is an ACORN-linked offshoot of the group that is the focus of multiple state voter registration fraud investigations and which gained national notoriety in 2009 when its employees in Baltimore, New York and other cities across the country were videotaped giving advice to a faux prostitute and her “pimp” on tax avoidance, managing brothels, and foiling immigration enforcement to bring in under-age girls as sex slaves.

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