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.


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Project Reinvest: Homeownership

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

TD Tree Day, October 20

Join friends, neighbors, TD Bank employees and Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to plant trees around Orinoka Civic House. Register here.

Mobile kitchen

Fall Cleanup, October 28

Please join us for our annual Neighborhood-Wide Fall Cleanup. Cleanup locations are listed here.

Rebuilding Together & NKCDC launch home repair initiative

October 'Block Build' kicked off work

This fall and winter, 33 Kensington homes will each receive up to $15,000 in home repairs through a new partnership between Rebuilding Together Philadelphia and the New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC).

The initiative kicked off with a volunteer Block Build on the 1900 block of East Somerset Street on October 13 and 14, and independent contractors will continue the work through the winter.

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"As new development comes to Kensington, home repair is the most important thing we can do to prevent residents from being displaced and improve their health," said Tess Donie, Associate Community Engagement Director for NKCDC.

"Over the last ten years, we constantly have been hearing that Kensington neighbors need help repairing their homes, but there was no help available," Donie said. "We are inspired and grateful for this partnership with Rebuilding Together Philadelphia."

Rebuilding Together Philadelphia is an independent affiliate of the national Rebuilding Together network, which has provided critical repairs, accessibility modifications, and energy efficiency upgrades for low-income homeowners and community centers across the United States for more than 25 years.

"Beyond helping individuals, these repairs revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and communities," said Stefanie Fleischer Seldin, Executive Director of Rebuilding Together Philadelphia.

At the Block Build on October 13 and 14, volunteers ripped out old carpets and installed new flooring, made electrical and plumbing repairs, installed grab bars and handrails, and painted. Repairs were directed by a house captain and skilled leader at each site.

Hands together

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