Project Row Houses is a neighborhood based art and cultural organization located in Houston's Third Ward. PRH was established in 1993 on a site of 22 abandoned shotgun houses (c. 1930) to connect the work of artists with the revitalization of our community. Inspired by the work of African-American artist Dr. John Biggers who celebrated the social significance of the shotgun house house community in his paintings.
PRH has dedicated 7 of these houses to the Young Mothers Residential Program (YMRP).
Since February of 1996 the YMRP has offered one year renewable contracts for young single mothers and their children who are provided free housing while they work part time, further their education and participate in twice weekly formal programming. The goal of the YMRP is to assist single mothers and their children in achieving independent, self-sufficient, lives through their residency in a positive emotional, physical, economic, and social community.