Catholic University community members may be interested in off-campus housing options that support the life of a priest or religious and offer opportunities for Catholic worship and faith development.

Below are some options that provide this residential experience. Please note that inclusion on this list does not signify endorsement by the University.

Housing for Clergy and Religious

Franciscan Monastery
1400 Quincy Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 494-8551

The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in American is located in the Brookland neighborhood of Northeast Washington, DC. It is conveniently located a little more than a mile from Catholic University and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Amenities include: individual Rooms with private baths, laundry facilities, free secure parking, internet and phone service, meals, and use of library and chapels.


Housing for Lay People

Centro Maria Residence
650 Jackson Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 635-1697

Centro Maria was opened 1996 as a residence for single young women between 18 and 29 years of age who have to leave home to study or work in DC.  Life in the Residence if oriented towards creating a family atmosphere based on Christian values.  Centro Maria is located 10 minutes walking distance from the University.  Amenities include single rooms furnished with semi-private bathrooms, meals, wireless internet, chapel, TV lounge, communal dining room, laundry room, small kitchenettes on each floor (refrigerator, microwave, etc), private parking, and a garden. 

Rosary House of Studies
1201 Monroe Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 529-1768 (202) 731-1437

Rosary House is a ten minute walk to Catholic University and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. It is the home of the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation. Rosary House has facilities for young women, but space is limited. All rooms are single. Breakfast is provided every day, and dinner is provided Monday through Friday. Wireless internet access is available.

Anne Montgomery House
3905 21st St
NE Washington DC 20018

Anne Montgomery House is an intentional community for young adults interested in social justice and spiritual growth. Three Religious of the Sacred Heart live in the house which can accommodate up to four additional women, (Men are welcome to attend all programs which include Taize Prayer, film-nights, service days etc.). The house is a 20 minute walk from the Brookland Metro station (or a six minute ride on the G-8 bus). The monthly fee varies from $500 for a shared room to $700 for a private room and includes basic food, utilities, and internet. For more information, please contact Sr. Diane Roche at

Casa Sacri Cuori
1321 Otis Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 526-0130

Casa Sacri Cuori is a residence run by the Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts which offers housing for women studying or working in the Washington, DC area. Rates are for single unconditioned rooms in a smoke-free building. Applications may be made in writing or in person. Amenities include all utilities paid, large common library, cable Internet service in each room, washer and dryer, large chapel, large kitchen with unlimited use, and large common dining room and TV room. Limited maid service. Some parking is available off main road, but is limited. Unlimited phone use in the continental USA. Casa Sacri Cuori is 5 minute walk to the red line metro station and 10 minute walk to Catholic University. For more information, please contact the Casa Liaison at (202) 526-0130 or

Theological College (summer only)
401 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 756-4921

Theological College is located in northeast Washington, DC, directly across from Catholic University and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. From mid-May through the end of July, Theological College offers room and board for students enrolled in various summer programs sponsored by The Catholic University of America. Accommodations are also available for small groups or individuals wishing to stay for a weekend or other brief period.

Comfortable single rooms are available for summer residents with bathrooms and showers on each floor. All rooms have high-speed internet-access, cable TV and telephones.