ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is the nation's largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, working together for social justice and stronger communities. Since 1970, ACORN has grown to more than 175,000 member families, organized in 850 neighborhood chapters in 75 cities across the U.S. and abroad; including a regional headquarters in New Orleans.
ACORN is working to unite community members to face the challenges at hand by locating and assisting displaced members with food, shelter, and medical assistance, and servicing the housing and credit needs of those in need. Even as it works to meet these immediate needs, ACORN will organize those affected by the Hurricane to ensure that low income neighborhoods and families get the help they need and a voice in decisions about rebuilding. To that end, ACORN is establishing temporary office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Houston, Texas to serve affected populations.