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Where To Find Houston Rooming Houses


In this article I will talk with you about Houston rooming houses.

Rooming houses provide private housing to individuals who typically have limited income.

They serve as an important housing option for clients when shelters are full, someone can’t afford rent at an apartment or pass a background check.

Once you are finished reading this article you will be familiar with the following:

  • What a rooming house is
  • Where Houston rooming houses are located
  • The weekly rent at a Houston rooming house

Before telling you about the locations of each Houston rooming house, I will provide and explanation of what a rooming house is.

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What Is A Rooming House?

A rooming house is a private home where rooms are rented to individuals on a long term or temporary basis.

Houston rooming houses are good alternatives shelters.  If you have a limited income (part-time job, SSI benefits, etc) and would prefer your own room as opposed to staying at a shelter, a rooming house could be an option for you.

In most cases rooming houses consist of:

  1. A person renting one room in contrast to an entire apartment
  2. You live with for additional renters in an apartment-like setting

The individual renting the rooming house could be either a landlord, owner or simply a manager of the property.

Other features of rooming houses include:

  • daily/weekly rent payments
  • a shared bathroom
  • a shared kitchen

Now that you know what a rooming house is I will provide you with that listing of Houston rooming houses.

Where To Find Houston Rooming Houses 

Below you will find a listing of Houston rooming houses.

All of these Houston rooming houses are located within the 610 Loop. Many are located either just east or north of downtown Houston.

The information below is updated as of May 2018. If you are interested in any of these rooming houses contact them for more information.

Sherman Rooming House

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Sherman Rooming House

Where is the Sherman Rooming House?

This rooming house is located in the heart of the East End neighborhood. The house is a less than two blocks from Harrisburg and a  Metro Light Rail Station.

  • 7026 Sherman Houston, TX 77011 – 713.926.9551

How much is rent at Sherman Rooming House?

Rent is $100 to $150 a week. In addition to this there is a $25 deposit and a $10 application fee.

The rooms are all private furnished and all bills are paid at this location.

New Orleans Rooming

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New Orleans Rooming House

Where is the New Orleans Rooming House located?

This Houston rooming house is located in the 5th Ward neighborhood. Its near the intersection of Waco St and Lyons Avenue. There is a Walgreens, Fiesta Mart and Burn’s Meat Market located within a 15 minutes walk.

  • 4411 New Orleans Houston, TX 77020 – 713.657.9288

How much is rent at New Orleans Rooming house?

Weekly rates are $100 and up.  There is a $25 deposit along with a $10 application fee.

Rooms in New Orleans Rooming House are private furnished and all bills are paid.

Hardy Rooming House

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Hardy Rooming House

Where is the Hardy Rooming House?

Hardy Rooming House is in Houston’s Near North Side neighborhood.  The home is located on Hardy Street near Quitman.

  • 2103 Hardy Houston, TX 77026 – 713.225.0238

How much is rent at Hardy Rooming House?

Rent is $100 a week. In addition to this there is a $25 deposit and a $10 application fee.

This location has privately  furnished rooms and all bills are paid.

Wayside Rooming House

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Wayside Rooming House

Where is the Wayside Rooming House?

You can find Wayside Rooming House in the East End neighborhood.  The closest intersection is Wayside and Navigation.

  • 1101 Wayside Houston, TX 77011 – 713.921.6150

How much is rent at Wayside Rooming House?

Rent is $100 a week. In addition to this there is a $25 deposit and a $10 application fee.

The rooms are all private furnished and all bills are paid at this location.

Harrisburg Rooming House

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Harrisburg Rooming House

Where is the Harrisburg Rooming House?

You can find Harrisburg Rooming House in the 2nd Ward neighborhood.  The closest intersection is Harrisburg and Altic.

  • 5315 Harrisburg Houston, TX 77011 – 713.926.3846

How much is rent at Harrisburg Rooming House?

Rent is $100 a week. In addition to this, there is a $25 deposit and a $10 application fee.

The rooms are all private furnished and all bills are paid at this location.

Magnolia Rooming House

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Magnolia Rooming House

Where is the Magnolia Rooming House?

You can find Magnolia Rooming in the Magnolia Park neighborhood.  The closest intersection is Broadway and Lawndale.

  • 7725 E. Magnolia Houston, TX 77012 – 713.928.6771

How much is rent at Magnolia Rooming House?

Rent starts at $100 a week. In addition to this, there is a $25 deposit and a $10 application fee.

The rooms are all private furnished and all bills are paid at this location.

Wilmer Rooming House

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Wilmer Rooming House

Where is the Wilmer Rooming House?

Wilmer Rooming is in the Second Ward neighborhood.  The closest major intersection is Harrisburg and Lockwood.

  • 4309 Wilmer Houston, TX 77003 – 713.926.0676

How much is rent at Wilmer Rooming House?

Rent starts at $100 a week. In addition to this, there is a $25 deposit and a $10 application fee.

The rooms are all private furnished and all bills are paid at this location.

Terry Rooming House

Terry Rooming House

Where is the Terry  Rooming House?

You can find Terry Rooming in the Near Northside neighborhood.  The closest major intersection is Quitman and Hardy.

  • 2305 Terry Houston, TX 77009 – 713.225.4511

How much is rent at Terry Rooming House?

Rent starts at $100 a week. In addition to this, there is a $25 deposit and a $10 application fee.

The rooms are all private furnished and all bills are paid at this location.

Ramin Rooming House

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Ramin Rooming House

Where is the Ramin Rooming House?

You can find Ramin Rooming in the Trinity Gardens neighborhood.  The closest major intersection is Laura Koppe and the 59 Easttex Freeway.

  • 8917 Ramin Houston, TX 77012 – 713.556.0540

How much is rent at Ramin Rooming House?

Rent starts at $100 a week. In addition to this, there is a $25 deposit and a $10 application fee.

There are privately furnished rooms here and all bills are paid.

Cesar Chavez Rooming House

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Cesar Chavez Rooming House

Where is the Cesar Chavez Rooming House?

You can find Cesar Chavez Rooming in the East End neighborhood.  The closest major intersection is Cesar Chavez and Navigation.

  • 1114 Cesar Chavez Houston, TX 77011 – 832.267.3460

How much is rent at Cesar Chavez Rooming House?

Rent starts at $100 a week. In addition to this, there is a $25 deposit and a $10 application fee.

Your Houston rooming house is private furnished and all bills are paid at this location.

Bayou Rooming House

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Bayou Rooming House

Where is the Bayou Rooming House?

You can find Bayou Rooming in the Fifth Ward neighborhood.  The closest major intersection is Gregg St and Lyons Ave.

  • 1406 Bayou Houston, TX 77020 – 346.201.2058

How much is rent at Bayou Rooming House?

Rent starts at $100 a week. In addition to this, there is a $25 deposit and a $10 application fee.

The rooms are all private furnished and all bills are paid at this location.

Campbell Rooming House

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Campbell Rooming House

Where is the Campbell Rooming House?

You can find Campbell Rooming in the Fifth Ward neighborhood.  The closest major intersection is Gregg St and Liberty Rd.

  • 3019 Campbell St Houston, TX 77026 – 346.302.3967

How much is rent at Campbell Rooming House?

Rent starts at $100 a week. In addition to this, there is a $25 deposit and a $10 application fee.

The rooms are all private furnished and all bills are paid at this location.

Men, women, retirees and couples welcome at Campbell Rooming House.

Wayne Rooming House

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Wayne Rooming Houses

Where is the Wayne Rooming House?

You can find Wayne Rooming in the Magnolia Park neighborhood.  The closest intersection is Broadway and Lawndale.

  • 4007 Wayne Street Houston, TX 77026 – 832.208.9952

How much is rent at Wayne Rooming House?

Rent starts at $100 a week. In addition to this, there is a $25 deposit and a $10 application fee.

The rooms are all private furnished and all bills are paid at this location.

Men, women, retirees, and couples welcome at Wayne Rooming House.

Conclusion

Rooming houses are often overlooked as a housing resource.

If you work part-time or receive SSI there is a good chance you make enough to stay in one of the Houston rooming houses.

Rooming houses are good alternatives to shelters and also provide a private housing options for those who cannot afford to rent an apartment.

If you or someone you know needs housing feel free to share this article.

Have you ever lived at a rooming house? What was your experience? Tell others about it in the comments below. 

Nick Bryant is a Counselor with 10 years of experience working in community health. He enjoys concerts, mocking Dallas Cowboy fans and creating easy to understand community resources on his site HoustonCaseManagers.com. To become a more saucy social worker, hop on his free email list and receive weekly community resource guides delivered directly to your inbox.