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


Community Health Worker

The Community Health Worker (CHW) will be part of the NKCDC Community Engagement team, working to address quality of life concerns of residents in the Kensington community. The CHW will perform community outreach and organizing, build relationships with community residents, screen residents for resource needs, and refer residents to services and resources. Learn more

Corridor Manager

Help NKCDC's improve the community's economic condition, including neighborhood redevelopment efforts, planning, communication, outreach and business attraction! Learn more


2019 PFCU Kensington Derby and Arts Festival

Vendor registration is open for the annual festival on Trenton Avenue-—this year on Mothers Day weekend, Saturday, May 11. Derby registration is free thanks to a grant from Penn Treaty Special Service District. Plus the Franklin Institute will grant up to $1,500 to help teams finance their 2019 Derby entries! Learn more at

Help applying for rent rebates

NKCDC can help you apply for rebates for rent or property tax paid in 2018. Walk in hours at 2515 Frankford Avenue are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM. Or call 215-427-0350 for an appointment.

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.

What you did in 2018

2018 Annual Report

NKCDC works for and with Kensington, Port Richmond and Fishtown residents and businesses. In 2018, we were able to complete tremendous depth and variety of work because of your support.

6,511 people attended 55 of our events. One of those events was a Block Build that marked our first home repair partnership with Rebuilding Together Philadelphia. Because of that partnership and your efforts, NKCDC was able to provide repairs for 33 homes in Kensington.

In 2018, community members stepped up to become more involved on their blocks and in their neighborhoods. NKCDC trained 20 block leaders and 38 Community Connectors.

In 2018, business owners and entrepreneurs took the risk to invest more in their properties and their ideas. 50 River Wards businesses were referred to Storefront Improvement, SafeCam, ASEZ Business Expansion, and InStore programs. 31 applicants to the Reimagine Kensington Storefront Challenge resulted in 9 award winners.

NKCDC offers housing services for anyone living in Philadelphia. Because you and your neighbors referred friends and contacted us for housing assistance, 227 NKCDC clients purchased homes and 770 households received energy assistance in 2018.

Learn more about the work you did through NKCDC last year (and find some of your neighbors in photos) in NKCDC's 2018 Annual Report.

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New Kensington Community Development Corporation
2515 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125
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