General Meeting

Join us for our next general meeting this Tuesday at 6pm at the Third Ward Multi-Service Center! July’s meeting will be centered on a discussion of the public policies and strategies needed to preserve and revitalize our neighborhood and support the implementation of the Complete Communities initiative in Third Ward. We want your input on policies to […]


We welcome you to three weekends of local vendors, activities and performances as we reignite the legacy of Emancipation Avenue’s thriving Black business district. The EEDC’s Free Market Square is a temporary outdoor shopping and live entertainment market centrally located at the corner of Bastrop and Elgin. From the newly renovated Emancipation Park to the […]

Upcoming Meetings
May Meeting Schedule
May 12, 2017

We hope to see you at an upcoming meeting! Resident Engagement: Tuesday, May 16th @ 6:00pm (Project Row Houses, 2521 Holman) [Postponed] Arts and Culture: Tuesday, May 16th @ 6:00pm (Project Row Houses, 2521 Holman) [Postponed] Political Action: Wednesday, May 17th @ 5:00pm (PRH Boardroom, 2312 Elgin) [Postponed] Faith in Action: Wednesday, May 17th @ 12:00pm (Trinity United Methodist Church, 2600 Holman) […]

Upcoming Meetings
April and May Meeting Schedule
April 21, 2017

We hope to see you at an upcoming meeting! General Meetings: Tuesday, April 25th @ 6:00pm (Blackshear Elementary School, 2900 Holman) Tuesday, May 23rd @ 6:00pm (Baylor College of Medicine Academy @ Ryan, 2610 Elgin) Working Group Meetings: Community Land Trust & Housing Choice: Tuesday, April 25th @ 4:30pm (PRH Education House, 2519 Holman) Resident Engagement: Tuesday, May 16th @ […]

Community Wealth Building
Join us for lunch on Friday!
April 4, 2017

In cities across the United States, community leaders are learning how to cultivate local assets for sustainable community development. Hospitals, universities, banking institutions, philanthropic organizations, nonprofits, and others are beginning to see themselves as engines of local economic opportunity. Through deep partnerships between such anchor institutions, many neighborhoods are taking initiative and creating equitable and […]

Upcoming Meetings
February Meeting Schedule
February 13, 2017

We hope to see you at an upcoming meeting!   General Meeting: Tuesday, February 28th @ 6:00pm (Texas Southern University, Jesse H. Jones Business Building, Auditorium #113) Working Group Meetings: Emancipation Avenue Corridor: Wednesday, February 15th @ 6:00pm (PRH Boardroom, 2312 Elgin) Community Wealth Building: Thursday, February 16th @ 6:00pm (Houston Praise and Worship, 3802 […]

Dowling Corridor

Join us on Saturday, February 18th for a day of food, fun and design to collaboratively re-imagine Emancipation Avenue and plan for its short-term activation. We’ll be at the House of Tiny Treasures at 2323 Francis Street from 9am to 5pm and hope to see you there.   Please RSVP here so we have enough […]

Press Release

Gift will go toward Emancipation Park area programs preserving and revitalizing the area HOUSTON – January 25, 2017 – The Emancipation Economic Development Council (EEDC), a collaborative of organized and informed organizations committed to the revitalization of Houston’s Third Ward, with Project Row Houses announced today their receipt of a $460,000 gift from the Kinder […]

January Meeting Schedule
January 3, 2017

Happy 2017! We hope you can join us at an upcoming meeting! General Meeting: Tuesday, January 10th @ 6:00pm (Project Row Houses, 2521 Holman) Tuesday, Jan. 24th @ 5:30pm (Progressive New Hope Baptist Church, 3106 Paige at Elgin) Working Group Meetings: Community Land Trust & Housing Choice: Tuesday, Jan. 10th @ 4:30pm (PRH Education House, 2519 Holman) […]

Upcoming Meetings
December Meeting Schedule
December 1, 2016

We hope to see you at one of our December meetings! Community Wealth Building: Thursday, Dec. 8th @ 6:00pm, Houston Praise & Worship, 3802 Live Oak Community Land Trust: Tuesday, Dec. 13th @ 4:30pm, PRH Education House, 2519 Holman EEDC General Meeting: Tuesday, Dec. 13th @ 6:00pm, PRH 2521 Holman Arts & Culture / Resident Engagement: […]