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


Financial Education Class

This free, two-day course will teach you all the basics for sound financial planning. Saturday, February 16 and 23, 10 AM to 1:30 PM at the Drueding Center, 413 W Master Street, Philadelphia. Reserve here.

Help with energy applications

Get free help with applications to LIHEAP, Weatherization, Basic Systems Repair, Senior Water Discount, PECO, PGW and the Water Department. New walk-in hours are Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM.

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.

Weatherize your home!

Weatherize your home

Get tips and supplies to keep out the cold and save money on your energy bills. Free weatherization classes every Wednesday at NKCDC. Free heating oil is also available to a limited number of people who attend.

Every Wednesday, 1:30 PM
NKCDC, 2515 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia
Call for details: 215-427-0350

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 and Fairhill collaborative wins U.S. Department of Justice crime reduction funding

A collaborative of Kensington and Fairhill service providers, including New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC), HACE, and IMPACT Services Corporation, has been awarded $1,000,000 total over three years through the Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction Program, part of  the Office of Justice Programs of the United States Department of Justice.

"In Philadelphia we know that complicated problems require collaborative solutions," said Felix Torres-Colon, Executive Director of NKCDC. "For years, HACE, IMPACT and NKCDC have worked to support our Kensington and Fairhill neighbors and help bring their vision for improving their communities to life. With everything neighbors are enduring today, the last thing we want to do is duplicate efforts. The Department of Justice understands the connection between crime, social cohesion and the physical environment, and we are honored to receive this grant, which will advance our community development work together."

The Kensington and Fairhill Collaborative proposed a holistic, three-year project to reduce violent crime by implementing strategies to enhance social cohesion and collective efficacy in areas of the neighborhood facing the biggest challenges. This project was made possible with the support of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Philadelphia, the City of Philadelphia's Criminal Justice Advisory Board, the Managing Director's Office, the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, the 24th and 25th Police Districts, Temple University, and Rutgers University. Read more.

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