The Dominican House of Studies

Housing Option

The Dominican House of Studies does not provide housing for PFIC students. The following residences are however available to students. Inquiries and arrangements should be made directly with each facility.

Centro Maria Residence

This residence is located within two blocks and offers housing for women only, ages 18-30. Rates are for single air-conditioned rooms in a smoke-free building and include breakfast and dinner six days a week. Facilities include a chapel, dining room, laundry, TV room, and limited maid service.

Centro Maria Residence is located at 650 Jackson St., NE, Washington, DC 20017.

For more information, please contact Sr. Isabel Mendoza, R.M.I., at (202) 635-1697 or

Casa Sacri Cuori

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, D.C., area. Rates are for single unconditioned rooms in a smoke-free building. Applications may be made in writing or in person. Rates include all utilities paid, large common library, cable Internet service in each room, washer and dryer, large chapel, large kitchen with unlimited use, large common dining room, TV room, and limited maid service. Some parking is available off the main road but is limited. Unlimited phone use in the continental USA. Casa Sacri Cuori is a 5-minute walk to the Red Line (Brookland-CUA) Metro station and a 10-minute walk to Catholic University.

Casa Sacri Cuori is located at 1321 Otis St., NE, Washington, DC 20017.

For more information, please contact the Casa Liaison at (202) 526-0130 or

Capuchin College

The St. Francis Friary is a house of formation for the Capuchin community. All student residents are required to participate in common prayer and meals and to help maintain the house. The most likely candidates are male religious. The fee includes all food and lodging.

The Friary is located at 4121 Harewood Rd,, NE, Washington, DC 20017.

For more information, please contact (202) 529-2188.

CUA Off-Campus Housing Service

The Catholic University of America has apartment listings, many of which are near the Pontifical Faculty. These accommodations are available in privately-owned homes, apartments, and rooming houses.

Other Housing Leads

The John Paul II Institute has apartment and housemate listings at

Inquiring students may also find useful the Facebook group “DC Area Catholics Looking for Roommates.”

In addition to these listings, the registrar at or (202) 495-3836 may be able to assist persons on an individual basis.


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