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Our Work- June 2019

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, nkcdc.org.

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.

New Kensington Community Development Corporation
2771 Ruth Street, Suite 1, Philadelphia, PA 19134
P: (215) 427-0350  |  F: (215) 427-1302  |  info@nkcdc.org
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