By: Diane Benjamin
On the agenda for Monday night – Bloomington City Council: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=16340
PDF page 56
So, Federal Tax money is funneled down to the City to distribute. Mid Central Community Action is getting a piece of it for Rental Assistance at Mayor’s Manor.
MCCA manages Mayors Manor. Here’s where is gets fun: http://www.mccainc.org/clarion_rocket/programs/mayors-manor/
“Mayors Manor was developed as a tax credit project and is owned by the Mayors Manor Limited Partnership. The Mayors Manor Corporation is the general partner, and MCCA currently performs the role of property manager for the partnership, and provides round the clock staff and supportive services to its residents.”
- The Feds give a grant to Bloomington
- Bloomington grants money to pay rent at Mayors Manor
- Since Mayors Manor is managed by MCCA, the money is really going to them
- From here is disappears since their records aren’t FOIA-able.
According to the Secretary of State’s website, Mayors Manor Corporation is a non-for-profit: https://www.ilsos.gov/corporatellc/CorporateLlcController
That should mean they file tax returns under the same status. Deborah White is the Executive Director of MCCA too.
A search for their tax return did not produce any results however. There are 51 agencies in Illinois with either Mayor or Manor in their name, none are in Bloomington or Normal and none match the name Mayors Manor anything. Check for yourself:
There is another similar grant on the agenda: (PDF page 61)
The real name isn’t PATH, it is Personal Assistance Telephone Help Inc. I did find their tax return for 2016: https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/370959387/201720179349301352/IRS990
Note too that Bloomington took $3,117 for administering the grant.
Both grants are on the consent agenda, that means the Council likely won’t ask any questions.
How much tax money did Washington DC keep to administer handing out money across the country. Exactly who is being helped, or is charity simply a jobs program that helps a few?