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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LIHEAP applications open

Apply for LIHEAP at NKCDC. Walk-in hours 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Mondays and tuesadays.

First-time Homebuyer Workshops

Sign up for a free workshop with us that will walk you through the journey of buying your first home. We have workshops at Orinoka Civic House and Coral St Arts House.

City of Philadelphia sets up emergency response center

Declaring Kensington a "disaster," Mayor Kenney announced the establishment of an emergency operations site and unprecedented resource allocation to address the needs of the opioid and homelessness crisis. Read more.

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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.

Kensington resident receives national leadership award

Congratulations Gloria Cartagena, Kensington community builder and Somerset Neighbors for Better Living President, on receiving the 2018 Dorothy Richardson Resident Leadership Award. Gloria was nominated by NKCDC for her work organizing and amplifying the voices of her neighbors in the face of the surging opioid crisis and increased homelessness in Kensington. Gloria is one of six residents from around the country that will be recognized by NeighborWorks America in Houston, Texas this October.

Read about Gloria and other summer updates in our quarterly newsletter, Inside NKCDC. Download pdf.

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