From local to national politics, ACORN is fighting at all levels to give low and moderate income persons more power to create and enact change within their communities.
After starting in 1970 in Arkansas, ACORN currently organizes in most of the country's major urban areas. ACORN organizers work in low and moderate-income neighborhoods. Common issues for ACORN neighborhood groups to work on include improving housing conditions, enforcing tenant rights, getting better city services, cleaning vacant lots and abandoned buildings, and reducing crime. Neighborhoods groups work together on issues of concern to all low and moderate income people-better schools, access to adequate and affordable healthcare, Living Wage jobs, immigrants' rights, and financial justice from banks and mortgage lenders.