New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Making a Home in Kensington

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!

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In a series of short videos from NKCDC, Dr. Bill McKinney and other Kensington residents give a snapshot of what’s happening in Kensington, how we got here, and how to chart a path forward.

NKCDC advances social equity & economic empowerment by nurturing and creating opportunities for residents to live in, and actively shape, their neighborhoods of choice.

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Our Intersecting Values

Community Driven

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.

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Trauma Informed

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.

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Equity Focused

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.

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Our Impact

Recent News

Jun 22, 2022

How to support healthy home repair in Kensington

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. 

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Jun 10, 2022

How NeighborWorks impacts the Philadelphia community 

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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Upcoming Events

Jun 30, 2022 – 12pm

NKCDC Diabetes Prevention

Jul 7, 2022 – 12pm

NKCDC Diabetes Prevention

Jul 14, 2022 – 12pm

NKCDC Diabetes Prevention

Jul 21, 2022 – 12pm

NKCDC Diabetes Prevention

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NKCDC offers a lot of free services. Here are a few of the most popular. Select a category to get started.

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First-time homebuyers assistance is phenomenal!!! They were very kind and professional!

Adam Malliet
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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.

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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:

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