Aug 22, 2012 No Comments ›› Infidel
Excerpted from Beltway Confidential: The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now or ACORN famously came under fire a few years ago because its political affiliates engaged in electioneering and lobbying. There was also an embezzlement scandal, allegations of facilitating voter fraud and a notorious video sting by conservative provocateur James O’Keefe. The organization officially announced the closure of its offices in 2010 after losing government funding due to the controversies.
But that doesn’t mean it vanished from the landscape altogether. The nonprofit watchdog group Cause of Action published a list today of “still-active ACORN entities, ACORN allies, and rebranded ACORN organizations.”
The connections between these groups and the old ACORN groups include: having the same physical location, sharing leadership or staff or having the same tax ID number. “For some of these groups, all they did was legally change their name. Nothing else changed. The corporate structure, leadership and staff are the same,” said Karen Groen Olea, Cause of Action’s chief counsel.
At least two of the groups, Affordable Housing Centers of America and Mutual Housing Association of New York, have received federal dollars, Cause of Action said.
1825 Atlantic MHANY, Inc.
4415 San Jacinto Street Corporation
5301 McDougall Corporation
730 Rockaway MHANY, Inc.
A Community Voice (ACV)
ACORN Community Land Association of Pennsylvania
ACORN Community Land Association, Inc.
ACORN Global Enterprises, L3C
ACORN Loan Program
Action Now Institute
Action United Education Fund
Action United Political Action Committee
Advancement Project California
Advocates and Actions
Affiliated Media Foundation Movement, Inc.
Affordable Housing Centers of America (AHCOA)
Affordable Housing Centers of Pennsylvania
Agape Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.
Alliance for Justice (AFJ)
Alliance for Justice Action Campaign
Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment
Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment Institute
American Home Day Care Workers Association, Inc.
Applied Research Center
Arizona Center for Empowerment
Arkansas Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.
Arkansas Community Institute
Arkansas Community Organizations (ACO)
ASI Community Center
Association for Rights of Citizens, Inc.
Association for Union Democracy
Austin Organizing and Support Center, Inc.
Baltimore Organizing and Support Center, Inc.
Baton Rouge Association of School Employees
Broad Street Corporation
Center for Labor Education and Research, Inc.
Center on Policy Initiatives (CPI)
Chicago Organizing and Support Center, Inc.
Chief Organizer Fund, Inc.
Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, Inc.
Citizens Consulting Inc.
Citizens Services, Inc.
Communities United New Jersey
Communities United Training and Education Fund
Communities Voting Together
Community Asset Development Redefining Education
Community Empowerment Education Fund
Community Labor Administrative Services, Inc.
Community Organizations International
Community Voices Together
Connecticut Working Families Party
Dallas Monthly Meeting of Friends, Inc.
Delaware Alliance for Community Advancement, Inc.
Delawareans for Social and Economic Justice (DSEJ)
Elysian Fields Corporation
Elysian Fields Partnership
Fifteenth Street Corporation
Flagstaff Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.
Florida Institute for Reform and Empowerment (FIRE)
Florida Watch Action, Inc.
Floridians for All PAC
Good Jobs = Great Houston
Good Jobs Now, Inc
Good Jobs, Better Baltimore
Greenwell Springs Corporation
Hammurabi Fund, Inc.
Health Care for America Now
Home Defenders League
Housing Here and Now
Houston Organizing and Support Center, Inc.
Impact Restoration Community Development
Institute for Neighborhood Action
Jobs With Justice
Jobs With Justice Education Fund
Labor Education and Research Project
Labor Neighbor Research and Training Center
Leadership Center for the Common Good
Leadership Center for the Common Good Action Fund
Living United for Change in Arizona
Massachusetts Jobs With Justice
McLellan Multi-Family Corporation
MHANY 1 Associates, L.P.
MHANY 1 Inc.
MHANY 1999 Housing Development Fund Corporation
MHANY 1999 II Housing Development Fund Corporation
MHANY 2 Associates, L.P.
MHANY 2, Inc.
MHANY 2002 Housing Development Fund Corporation
MHANY 2003 Housing Development Fund Corporation
MHANY 2004 Housing Development Fund Corporation
MHANY 2005 Housing Development Fund Corporation
MHANY 2007 Housing Development Fund Corporation
MHANY 2011 Housing Development Fund Corporation
MHANY 2012 Housing Development Fund Corporation
MHANY 2012 II Housing Development Fund Corporation
MHANY 3 Associates, L.P.
MHANY 3, Inc.
MHANY 4 Associates, L.P.
MHANY 4, Inc.
MHANY Bristol Housing Development Fund Corporation
MHANY Bristol, Inc.
MHANY Holdings 2012 LLC
MHANY Management Inc.
Middle South Home Day Care Workers Association, Inc.
Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (MNOC)
Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition
Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE)
Montana People’s Action
Mutual Housing Association of New York (MHANY)
National Housing Resource Center
New England United for Justice (NEU4J)
New Jersey Working Families Alliance
New Majority Education Fund
New Mexico Organizing and Support Center, Inc.
New York Agency for Community Affairs (NYACA)
New York City Parent Organizing Consortium
New York Communities for Change (NYCC)
New York Communities Organizing Consultants, Inc.
New York Communities Organizing Fund (NYCOF)
New York Organizing and Support Center
North Carolina Social Justice Project
Nwannedinamba of Columbus, Ohio
OLE Parents Association
Organization United for Reform Washington (OUR Washington)
Organizing for Action California
Organizing in the Land of Enchantment (OLE)
Our City, Our Schools
Pennsylvania Communities Organizing for Change (PCOC)
Pennsylvania Institute for Community Affairs, Inc.
Pennsylvania Neighborhoods for Social Justice (PNSJ)
People’s Equipment Resource Corporation
Phoenix Estates Housing Development Fund Corporation
Phoenix Hunts Point Corporation
Phoenix Organizing and Support Center, Inc.
Progressive Future Education Fund
Progressive Maryland Education Fund
Progressive Maryland, Inc.
Public Services for the Public Good
Radio New Mexico
San Francisco Labor Council
Sankofa Community Development Corporation
SEIU Healthcare Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas
SEIU Local 21 LA
Services Employees International Union
Sixth Avenue Corporation
Southern Training Center
St. Louis Organizing and Support Center
St. Louis Tax Reform Group
Texas Organizing Project (TOP)
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund (TOP ED)
Texas United City-County Employees Inc.
The Black Institute
United Family Corporation, LLC
United Labor Foundation of Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Voter Alliance to Improve Democracy
Wal Mart Alliance for Reform Now, Inc.
Working Families Association, Inc.
Working Families Party
World Owerri People’s Congress Inc., Columbus/Franklin County Ohio Chapter