New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) strengthens the physical, social and economic fabric of Philadelphia communities through sustainable development and community building. With more than 30 years of experience, we've developed a multifaceted approach to neighborhood revitalization.


LIHEAP now open!

Stay warm this winter and apply for energy assistance. Walk-in hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Project Reinvest: Homeownership

FINANTA and NKCDC are dispersing hundreds of $10,500 down payment assistance loans to eligible homebuyers in Philadelphia.

Homebuyer Club

Presented by NKCDC and PNC Financial, learn everything you need to buy a home at our 8-week workshkop series. More info here.

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Our Work

Healthy Housing

We work to provide safe, secure housing for Philadelphia residents through free one-on-one housing advising, home repair programs, energy assistance, and real estate development.

Community Building

We equip block leaders and mobilize residents to build a safe, healthy community. Through interaction with city and state governments, NKCDC gives voice to resident concerns.

Economic Development

We promote local business development to create jobs and community wealth by connecting local startups and businesses with services and funds, and working with the arts as a vehicle for economic stimulation.

News and Updates

9 Business Owners to Transform Kensington Ave

Earlier this year, Shift Capital, Impact Services and NKCDC invited you to reimagine Kensington Avenue.

Through the Challenge, Shift Capital, a social impact real estate firm, offered to provide funding and free rent to place business concepts in their unused commercial spaces on Kensington Avenue. NKCDC and Impact Services helped applicants with business plans, financial plans, licensing and permitting, zoning, referrals for financing and other business needs.

This week, nine business owners were announced as the winners of the challenge. They will receive technical and financial assistance, and up to a year of free rent.

Congratulations to all of the winners, including a Vietnamese coffee roaster, a Philadelphia Pretzel Factory franchise, 24 hour daycare facility, recording studio, Soul Food restaurant, glass blowing studio, Italian restaurant and two bakeries!

Hands together

Build community

Join us in building healthy, vibrant and sustainable neighborhoods in Philadelphia's River Wards. Every donation helps NKCDC reach more people and nurture strong communities.

New Kensington Community Development Corporation
2515 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125
P: (215) 427-0350  |  F: (215) 427-1302  |
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