ACORN in trouble again 80% of Fed Grants used to pay salaries

Posted on September 25, 2010


A spinoff of the controversial community organizing group ACORN has failed to comply with federal grant requirements and should be placed on “inactive status,” asserts a report by the inspector general of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

ACORN, convicted in multiple voter-fraud cases, may have concealed fraud by destroying or failing to produce records, the investigation concluded.

The OIG found the group received $3.25 million in housing counseling grants from HUD between 2008 and 2009. More than $2.544 million, nearly 80 percent, of the HUD grants were used to pay ACORN’s salaries.

HUD has awarded ACORN more than $19 million in housing counseling grants since 1995, the report points out.

via ACORN in trouble again – WND.