Including an interview with founder Wade Rathke where he claims one of the signature accomplishments of ACORN was passage of the Community Re-investment Act. The interview was conducted before the now famous undercover tapes and probably would never have been possible after their disclosure.
Many people wondered why Congress was so quick to de-fund ACORN. This well documented history of ACORN explains the sordid history that was well known to Congress and was never acted on until the tapes forced action. The Republican Congress could have acted several years ago.