New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) strengthens the physical, social and economic fabric of the community by being a catalyst for sustainable development and community building.

We provide free housing services to anyone in Philadelphia, and support residents and small businesses in the Kensington, Fishtown, and Port Richmond neighborhoods. Learn more


Help with energy applications

Get free help with applications to LIHEAP, Weatherization, Basic Systems Repair, Senior Water Discount, PECO, PGW and the Water Department. New walk-in hours are Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM.

First-time Homebuyer Workshops

Sign up for a free four-hour workshop that will walk you through the journey of buying a home. Twice a month at two locations. ¡Tambien hay clases en español


Commerical Corridor Manager

Help NKCDC's Economic Development department improve the community's redevelopment efforts, planning, communication, outreach and business attraction. Learn more.

Housing Advisor

NKCDC is looking for a Housing Advisor to build healthy communities and expand homeownership opportunities for low and moderate-income households. Learn more.

Project Manager

NKCDC is hiring a full-time staff person to coordinate a new grant through the U.S. Department of Justice. The Community Engagement Project Manager will lead collaborative efforts with NKCDC, IMPACT Services and HACE to improve safety and quality of life in the Kensington and Fairhill neighborhoods. Learn more.

Have you seen Tusculum Square?

NKCDC teamed up with Hinge Collective and Shift Capital to complete this makeover of a vacant lot on Kensington Avenue near Lehigh. Read more.

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.

NKCDC wins Kresge Foundation health funding

The Kresge Foundation has awarded New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) a two-year, $150,000 grant in support of its trauma-informed community development work in Kensington.

NKCDC is one of 13 grantees in a new Kresge Health Program initiative called Advancing Health Equity through Housing, which aims to address the harmful physical and mental health impacts of housing instability. The grant will enable NKCDC to integrate a trauma-informed approach into its core services of housing counseling, community engagement, and economic development.

"We're tremendously grateful that the Kresge Foundation recognizes the connection between housing and health, and honored to be among the first recipients of this award," said NKCDC's Executive Director, Felix Torres-Colon. "Understanding traumatic stress, resilience and healing already has transformed the way NKCDC works in Kensington, and these new tools are giving our community a new way to see itself."

The Kresge Foundation is a private, national foundation focused on expanding opportunities in U.S. cities. "Kresge has learned important lessons about the intersection of health and stable, equitable housing," Kresge's Senior Fellow Fred Karnas said. "We are investing in those organizations that are spurring positive change in cities and neighborhoods across the country." Read the full release here.

Previous Entries

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  |
© 2019 all rights reserved