Project Reinvest: Homeownership

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

FINANTA y NKCDC están dispersando préstamos de $10.500 de asistencia de pago inicial a los compradores elegibles de Filadelfia. Aprende más.

Join the NKCDC team!

NKCDC is looking for a Development Director, Foreclosure Prevention/Housing Counselor and a Construction Associate. Learn more.

Invest in your community

The NKCDC Board of Directors has openings for several volunteer board members. Learn more.

First-Time Homebuyer Workshops

Buy your first home like a pro. Four-hour workshops, two times each month.

Somerset Neighbors Poem—In 2015, residents of Kensington came together to tell the story of their community through poetry.


A creative celebration of community

Saturday, May 20 was the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union (PFCU) Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby & Arts Festival—one of Philadelphia's wackiest community events. Watch the video from PhillyCAM below.

Now in its 11th year, the Sculpture Derby is part parade, part design contest. Teams of artists and inventors build quirky human-powered floats and maneuver them through the streets of East Kensington, winning awards for best art, best costume, best engineering—or best breakdown. The last challenge on the parade route is a mud pit.

At the same time, the event features a stationary arts festival, held on Trenton Avenue from Norris to Dauphin Street, which draws more than 200 local arts and food truck vendors along with live arts demonstrations and performances. The combined event is coordinated by East Kensington Neighbors Association (EKNA) and NKCDC.

More information about the PFCU Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby & Arts Festival is available at

Who is NKCDC?

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

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