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Obama Transition Co-Chair Valerie Jarrett Linked To Real Estate Scandels

November 14, 2008

Another “slum lord” in Obama’s closet?

Obama Advisor Valerie Jarrett Linked to Real Estate Scandals

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents linking Valerie Jarrett (Pdf.), an advisor to Barack Obama and the co-chairman of the President-Elect’s transition team, to a series of real estate scandals, including several housing projects operated by convicted felon and Obama fundraiser/friend Antoin “Tony” Rezko.

According to the documents obtained by Judicial Watch from the Illinois Secretary of State, Valerie Jarrett served as a board member for several organizations that provided funding and support for Chicago housing projects operated by real estate developers and Obama financial backers Rezko and Allison Davis. (Davis is also Obama’s former boss.) Jarrett was a member of the Board of Directors for the Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Corporation along with several Davis and Rezko associates, as well as the Fund for Community Redevelopment and Revitalization, an organization that worked with Rezko and Davis.

(According to press reports, housing projects operated by Davis and Rezko have been substandard and beset with code violations. The Chicago Sun Times reported that one Rezko-managed housing project was “riddled with problems — including squalid living conditions…lack of heat, squatters and drug dealers.“)

As Chief Executive Officer of the Habitat Company Jarrett also managed a controversial housing project located in Obama’s former state senate district called Grove Parc Plaza. According to the Boston Globe the housing complex was considered “uninhabitable by unfixed problems, such as collapsed roofs and fire damage…In 2006, federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale — a score so bad the buildings now face demolition.”

Ms. Jarrett refused to comment to the Globe on the conditions of the complex.

Of course she did…
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The same Valerie Jarrett who will be “senior advisor and assistant to the President”

Oh happy day…

Will her fingers be in this Obama pie?

Increase the Supply of Affordable Housing throughout Metropolitan Regions: Communities prosper when all families have access to affordable housing. Barack Obama and Joe Biden supported efforts to create an Affordable Housing Trust Fund to create thousands of new units of affordable housing every year. Barack Obama and Joe Biden will also restore cuts to public housing operating subsidies, and ensure that all Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs are restored to their original purpose.

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  1. EncompassedRunner permalink
    November 15, 2008 10:57 am

    I’d think Obama wouldn’t want to dredge up Rezko & Jarrett’s slumlord stuff by appointing her to head Housing and Urban Development, but he’s gotten so brazen in his arrogant in-your-face behavior, I wouldn’t be surprised with that or w/him having Jarrett involved in some other infrastructure-related capacity since infrastructure seems to be a priority matter to Obama (God help us, infrastructure jihad’s a classic Muhammadan tactic ).

  2. EncompassedRunner permalink
    November 15, 2008 11:15 am

    oh, I get it, I just clicked on your link, she’s not just being talked about as potential Senior Adviser, but it’s a done deal. Guess her gaffe the other day about Obama ready “to rule” (as opposed to govern or lead) worked for her.

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