Directly behind Project Row Houses in the 2400 block of Division, lies the first housing development of Row House CDC. Completed in 2004, these homes were built along Third Ward’s historic Division Street in direct response to the requests of participants that graduated from PRH’s Young Mother’s Residency Program ( for more information about the YMRP, please go to Project Row Houses website: www.projectrowhouses.org). These young women had a desire to continue living within the Third Ward community, but had difficulty identifying affordable rental housing as they transitioned out of the program.
The Division Street Properties include four duplexes, consisting of eight 670 square foot two-bedroom rental units. They were designed by architecture students at Rice University’s Rice Building Workshop, under the auspices of Professor Danny Samuels and Nonya Grenader. Samuels and Grenader were awarded FAIA status for their work on-site.
The Division Street properties are located along the Dowling Street corridor, within walking distance of both elementary and middle schools, Dupree Park and Emancipation Park.