NKCDC offers a lot of free services. Here are a few of the most popular. Select a category to get started.
What is NKCDC?
New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) gives free housing services—like help buying a home, or help paying rent, mortgage, or utilities—to anyone in Philadelphia.
We offer many additional resources to residents and small businesses in the Kensington, Fishtown, and Port Richmond neighborhoods. Connect with a Community Health Worker or support our healthy food and nutrition education program, Nourish!
NKCDC advances social equity & economic empowerment by nurturing and creating opportunities for residents to live in, and actively shape, their neighborhoods of choice.
Our Intersecting Values
NKCDC believes community development can and should benefit all residents. We draw our inspiration and goals—and our staff and board—from the communities we serve.
The stress of poverty, violence, racism, disinvestment, and the opioid epidemic traumatizes individuals and neighborhoods. NKCDC calls on community strengths to face our shared problems. We build networks to bring healing to clients, community members, and staff.
At NKCDC, racial equity is not a fashion statement—it is a deeply held value and a tool to create lasting change. Equity means we focus on the areas of greatest need and opportunity. Equity means the people impacted by our work lead it.
NKCDC believes that connecting neighbors to repairs is one of the most important ways we can improve our community’s health. As new development springs up across Kensington, and rents and property taxes rise, home repair also keeps families in their homes, preserves generational wealth, and holds the neighborhood together.
NeighborWorks builds the skills, supplements the funding and amplifies the reach of organizations like NKCDC so we can do more together.
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First-time homebuyers assistance is phenomenal!!! They were very kind and professional!
Make a tax-deductible gift to help NKCDC promote economic development, bring new life to vacant property, create homeownership opportunities for working families, and provide housing counseling and energy assistance to area residents.
Get timely information about community events, programs and services in Kensington, Port Richmond & Fishtown. Text “NKCDC” to 833-901-2072 for phone alerts. Sign up for a print newsletter here. Or sign up for email news here: