Louvis Services

Creative Solutions to Homelessness

New Orleans, LA   |
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Louvis Services

EIN: 47-1553898


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

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Ms. Lou Anne White

Main address

4035 Washington Avenue 4035 Washington Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70125 USA

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Subject area info

Housing development

Housing for people with disabilities

Homeless services

Population served info

Homeless people

People with disabilities

People with psychosocial disabilities

NTEE code info

Independent Housing for People with Disabilities (L24)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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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 results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of individuals without a usual source of care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Permanent Supportive Housing Development

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Two formerly homeless individuals were housed in our first tiny house duplex in order to ensure that they did not return to homelessness.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 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

  • 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


Louvis Services
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Louvis Services

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Ms. Lou Anne White

Lou Anne White is a graduate of Indiana University and has over 35 years of experience in homeless related areas. She has worked in the supportive housing industry for over 15 years. She has provided technical assistance to private and public agencies, developers, community-based organizations and property management companies to build their capacity and successfully house homeless people. Ms. White is an expert in permanent supportive housing, an evidence-based model that combines affordable housing with flexible services. The model has been used to successfully house the most difficult to serve homeless individuals across the country. Ms. White is Chair of the organization and acting Executive Director and is receiving no compensation.

Louvis Services

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Compensation data
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Louvis Services

Board of directors
as of 11/26/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Gervis Reed

Social Services - Retired

Term: 2026 - 2023

Gervis Barksdale Reed

Social Services -Retired

Danna Landry

Deborah Clark

IRS - Retired

Katie Nguyen


Kimberly Woodard

Bethune Cookman University

Lou Anne White

White Consultant Services

Cherish van Mullem

LaPorte CPAs and Business Consultants

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 11/26/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/28/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • 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.