Items Tagged with 'Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now'

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  • After Trials and Tribulations, ACORN Shuts it Doors

    The Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) will no longer be offering its services nationally, after a meeting of the board over the weekend. The fate of the local branches remains unclear. Although the majority will cease operation on April 1, as the non-profit continues to look for ways to settle its debts, some may rebrand themselves and maintain operations.
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  • ACORN Fights Funding Ban with Lawsuit

    Embattled community group ACORN is fighting a Congressional move to block the organization from receiving federal funding with a lawsuit filed in US District Court against the United States. The Center for Constitutional Rights filed the suit on behalf of ACORN — the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now — and two of its affiliate groups. Other defendants include Treasury secretary Timothy Geithner and Office of Management and Budget director Peter Orszag.
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  • Mortgage Fraud: The Unusual Suspects

    An independent filmmaker posing as a pimp and an associate posing as a prostitute used undercover camera equipment to film ACORN Housing employees in Baltimore allegedly explaining how to obtain a mortgage to purchase a home to start a brothel, including lying to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). ACORN calls the entire incident a smear campaign, with the video being an unfair representation.
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  • How Much Does Your Community Organizer Make?

    During the course of my exploration of non-profit housing counseling groups, the efforts of which you can read about in the September edition of HousingWire, I learned a lot about the strategies of groups like the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN), its affiliate group ACORN Housing, the National Urban League (NUL), the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR).
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  • ACORN Targets HAMP Noncompliance

    [Update: Date for protests added] The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) announced it’s targeting servicers it says aren’t complying with the guidelines of the Making Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) in its latest protest campaign.
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  • ACORN Asks HAMP Servicers to Forgive Principal

    Servicers of mortgages 60 days delinquent and over may be implementing more than 230,000 trial modifications since the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) began in March, but the largest non-profit organization representing such borrowers says more is needed to stop the "hemorrhage" of foreclosures across the nation.
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