One thing that I’ve noticed people have not mentioned about the latest ACORN video in Brooklyn, NY. The office located at 2-4 Nevins Street is the main ACORN office of Brooklyn and the office of the CEO and Chief Organizer, Bertha Lewis.
These people were right under the nose of Bertha Lewis – how did she not know?
Just in case you haven’t seen the videos – for your viewing pleasure.
Milagros Rivera lives at 1889 Sedgwick Avenue, #6H, Bronx, NY, 10453. It is a former Mitchell Lama building owned by landlord Larry Gluck. Her landlord refused to accept her Section 8 voucher. Her rent is over 90% of her income. She can only pay it by borrowing money from friends and family. If this bill passes, her landlord will have to accept her Section 8 voucher and her rent will be approximately $200 a month.
It appears that ACORN utilizes its own employees to advocate for Section 8 housing without mentioning that the person speaking is an ACORN employee. More interesting, ACORN pays its employees so little they qualify for Section 8 housing. Maybe this is part of their benefits package.
Also, Milagros Rivera is the contact for registration for ACORN “Home-Buying Opportunities Seminars” since at least November 14, 2008.
Home-Buying Opportunities Seminars for members in all boroughs The UFT, in partnership with the community group ACORN, is sponsoring a program to offer affordable housing opportunities in the city to UFT members, whether they are looking to rent an apartment or buy a house, co-op or condo. This Home-Buying Opportunities Seminar introduces people to the spectrum of offerings and covers all aspects of how to buy a home and get a mortgage. After attending the two-hour information session, each member is assigned a loan counselor who gives one-on-one support. Both the seminars and the counseling sessions are free and open to all UFT members. Preregistration is required. to register, call Milagros Rivera at 718-246-8080 ext. 207. All seminars are from 6 to 8 p.m. at the borough offices. The dates are: Manhattan, Dec. 2; Queens, Dec. 4; Staten Island and the Bronx, Dec. 17; and Brooklyn, Dec. 18.
I wonder how many brothels she was able to “assist” during these training sessions.
Volda V. Albert also provides housing counseling for prospective home-buyers.
Teachers unions have contributed over $1.3 million to ACORN and its affiliates, since 2005, according to U.S. Labor Department financial disclosure forms.