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



The Bookkeeper will assist with accounting, technical support and financial systems of NKCDC. Responsibilities include accounts receivable, accounts payable, bank deposits, and payroll. 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


Your input needed

NKCDC is thrilled to begin a partnership with Kensington Soccer Club to transform property we own at 2717 Jasper Street into an open space featuring a soccer mini-pitch. We hope the space can used by all Kensington neighbors, so we need your input. Please complete this short online survey to help us understand how it can be made better for you, or call NKCDC at 215-427-0350 or text 267-225-0398. We also will be hosting a community event on the property on Sunday, May 19, at 1:00 PM.

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 is moving!

NKCDC is moving!

Since 1985, New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) has supported residents and small businesses in Kensington, Fishtown and Port Richmond, Philadelphia. On Tuesday, May 21, we will open for business at Orinoka Civic House, one block from the Somerset El stop.

Orinoka Civic House is our $17.8 million overhaul of the former Orinoka Mills factory in Kensington. Once a safety hazard and an eyesore, Orinoka now contains 51 affordable rental apartments, a community space and a commercial storefront, as well as our new offices.

Starting May 21, please use our new street and mailing address:
2771 Ruth Street, Suite 1
Philadelphia, PA 19134

We will be closed for business on May 20 while we get ourselves situated, but after that, please stop by and see us! Our phone number and website remain the same: 215-427-0350,

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