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Human Services : Social Services

CN Advisory: High Concern

Alternatives Living Inc.

Serving, advocating for, and supporting individuals and families in need of assistance

4219 Magnolia Street New Orleans, LA 70115
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EIN: 31-1510255


On May 26, 2015, The Times-Picayune reported on the operations of Alternatives Living Inc., a charity that has recently experienced a material diversion of assets, in an article titled, "New Orleans nonprofit leaders admit Saints tickets, cruise vacations were for personal use." For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see The Times-Picayune article.

  • On July 20, 2017, The Times-Picayune published an article titled, "3 accused of using New Orleans nonprofit funds for personal use." For more information, please see The Times-Picayune article.

  • On December 20, 2017, The Times-Picayune published an article titled, "Man who spent federal money on concerts, luxury car repairs gets 13-month sentence." For more information, please see The Times-Picayune article.

  • On January 5, 2018, The Federal Bureau of Investigation published an article titled, "Theft of Federal Funds for Housing." For more information, please see The Federal Bureau of Investigation article.

The concerns raised about illegal activity, improper conduct, or organizational mismanagement are serious both in nature and scope and have thus warranted this CN Advisory. We have published this advisory to provide donors with content that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

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EIN 31-1510255
NTEE Code P85
NTEE Classification Homeless Persons Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date July, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 - Not required to file(all other)
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011
  • June, 2010

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Charity Contact Info

Alternatives Living Inc.
4219 Magnolia Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
EIN: 31-1510255

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