Louvis Services

Creative Solutions to Homelessness

New Orleans, LA   |  http://www.louvisservies.org

Mission

Our mission is to spark hope, encourage innovation and find the best solutions to house and support people who are homeless

Ruling year info

2017

Principal Officer

Ms. Lou Anne White

Main address

4035 Washington Avenue 4035 Washington Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70125 USA

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EIN

47-1553898

NTEE code info

Independent Housing for People with Disabilities (L24)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Louvis Services is working to address the lack of affordable housing, especially for people who are experiencing homelessness. The COVID-19 pandemic showed a light on the health inequities for people who are unhoused. Higher morbidity, lack of access to preventative health care, and poor control of manageable health conditions like hypertension and diabetes are just a few examples. Louvis Services is working to build safe and comfortable rental housing and offer services to help people stabilize their physical and mental health.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Permanent Supportive Housing Development

Louvis Services is developing permanent supportive housing for people who are homeless. Permanent supportive housing combines affordable rental housing with supportive services.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
People with psychosocial disabilities

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Louvis Services is aiming to build tiny house duplexes in the New Orleans area. We are developing a model/prototype that we hope to replicate throughout New Orleans. Our prototype is a tiny house duplex that includes one accessible unit, support services, and an edible landscape program. The units will be fully furnished, tenants pay 30% of their incomes, and offer flexible and individualized services, along with an opportunity to grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs to promote healthy eating. The prototype is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2022 with 4 to 10 more houses to built by the end of 2023.

Louvis Services includes housed and unhoused community members' input to design housing and program designs. We have built a collaboration that includes, engineers, affordable housing advocates, master gardeners, and architects.

As a community developer, Louvis Services is building housing in high-need communities. Focused on adding value to the communities where we build, Louvis supports and collaborates with community organizations to improve the quality of services and increase civic engagement and economic development. We are building our prototype in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans and working to contribute to the economic and cultural revitalization of the community.

Louvis Services will assist tenants in identifying resources in the community and address any barriers to mental health, physical health, employment/training, as well as socialization opportunities.

Louvis Services has obtained financial support from institutions, individuals, and organizations to build the prototype model that will be replicated throughout the New Orleans area.

Engineers and architects have joined Louvis Services and are providing pro bon expertise in sustainable building design.

Master gardeners are partnering with Louvis Services to develop the edible landscape program and will provide gardening and healthy eating classes.

Listening sessions with people who are experiencing homelessness inform Louvis Services housing and program design. Louvis leaders are experts in permanent supportive housing with more than thirty years helping people successfully move from streets to homes.

Louvis Services has worked with engineers and architects to develop the design for the prototype and obtained the property and financing. Construction is expected to begin in August 2022 and be completed in December 2022.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have conducted focus groups to get feedback and recommendations about the housing design and the type of services we will provide to our tenants.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Louvis Services

Board of directors
as of 07/11/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gervis Reed

Social Services - Retired

Term: 2021 - 2022

Gervis Reed

Social Services -Retired

Danna Landry

Deborah Clark

IRS - Retired

Margo Maes

Katie Nguyen

EskewDumezRipple

Alcee Metevier

CCS Fundraising

Kimberly Woodard

Bethune Cookman University

Lou White

White Consultant Services

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/11/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/28/2021

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.