Contact Info

Cuney Homes
3260 Truxillo
Houston TX 77004
Phone: (713) 748-4973


Situated directly across from Texas Southern University (TSU) in Houston’s historic Third Ward community, Cuney Homes was the first development opened by the Housing Authority in 1943. This apartment complex is named for Norris Wright Cuney, a prominent African American leader in Texas during the late 1800s.

The complex has received extensive rehabilitation; in 1997, the Housing Authority’s design and modernization work won a National Award of Merit from the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials.

Cuney Homes is surrounded by rich African American culture such as Emancipation Park, Dr. Benjamin Covington’s home and the old Eldorado Ballroom.

Established         Total Units          Bedroom Mix

1939                      553                      222 one-bedroom units
222 one-bedroom units                     222 one-bedroom units
232 two-bedroom units                     232 two-bedroom units
81 three-bedroom units                    81 three-bedroom units
18 four-bedroom units                      18 four-bedroom units

Privately Managed By

Orion Real Estate

Neighborhood Resources

Blackshear Elementary School, 2900 Holman
Yates Senior High School, 3703 Sampson
Texas Southern University, 3100 Cleburne
University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun
Third Ward Multi Service Center, Ennis @ Alabama
Veterans Administration Hospital, 2002 Holcombe Blvd.
High School of Health Professions, 3100 Shenandoah
Ben Taub Hospital, 1502 Taub Loop
St. Joseph Hospital, 1919 LaBranch
MacGregor Park, Calhoun @ MacGregor
Workforce Solutions – East End, 5104 Harrisburg
Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church
Regular Metro Bus Service

Government Officials
City Council, District D
Harris County Commissioner, Precinct 1
Senator, District 13
House of Representatives, District 147
Congressional Representatives, District 18

Points of Interest
Gas Stations:          Bus Stops:

Chevron (0.8mi)       Cleburne St @ BurkettSt (0.1mi)
Exxon (0.8mi)           Cleburne St @ TierwesterSt (0.3mi)
Shell (1.5mi)             Cleburne St @ Velasco (0.3mi)

Rail Lines:                                          Grocery and/or Convenience Stores:
SU/UH Athletics District (0.7mi)           Truxillo Food Mart (3ft)
Elgin/Third Ward (0.9mi)                      Corner Food Mart (23ft)
UH South/University Oaks (1.6mi)       BMB Food Store(0.6mi)

Houston’s This is It Soul Food (1mi)
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (1mi)