Building Financial Stability


The whole community benefits when more working individuals and families are able to support themselves and get on solid financial ground.  We focus on lasting solutions that lead to financial security because financially stable people are more likely to access quality healthcare, provide a good education for their children, and contribute to their local economies.



Maintain and increase income

  • Secure and sustain employment

Financial education and services

  • Develop financial literacy skills
  • Learn to budget and save

Affordable housing

  • Acquire affordable, independent housing
  • Obtain income support and subsidies


Bank On Northwest Louisiana helps the unbanked and underbanked achieve financial stability. Available in Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Bienville, and Claiborne Parishes. More than 1,150 new accounts were opened in 2016.

Lunch & Learn Program

Personal finance training to assist businesses in lowering their payroll costs and helping the unbanked and underbanked employees. Generally held during the lunch hour, the program works to reestablish relationships with safe and affordable institutions and become better managers of their personal finances.

Read more about this program.


Free Tax Prep

United Way of Northwest Louisiana offers two programs to help those who make less than $64,000 per year prepare their taxes for free. Volunteer Incomes Tax Assistance offers free tax preparation to those who make less than $54,000 at various locations during tax season. More than 2,970 returns prepared totaling $3,433,027 in refunds in 2015.

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My Free Taxes provides free online tax preparation to those in the 10 parishes who make less than $64,000 annually. The average refund was $2,071.

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Funded Nonprofit Organizations


CoHabitat Foundation
500 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Suite #200, Shreveport, LA  71101

Dress for Success Shreveport-Bossier
1520 N Hearne Ave., Suite 108, Shreveport, LA  71107

Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana
800 W. 70th Street, Shreveport, LA  71106

Northern Louisiana Area Interfaith Sponsoring Committee
3301 St. Matthias Drive, Shreveport, LA  71119

4466 Fairway Dr., Shreveport, LA  71109