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 new meal kit delivery 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

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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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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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Advancing equity

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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Recent News

May 19, 2022

It’s time to climb the ladder of community participation

Every morning before leaving my house, I make sure that I have Narcan overdose reversal medication in my pocket.

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May 5, 2022

PFCU Kensington Derby & Arts Festival to make grand return

Fishtown District brings back Philadelphia’s wackiest festival with derby, parade, food trucks, and live music One…

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Upcoming Events

May 26, 2022 – 7pm

ORCA General Meeting

Jun 2, 2022 – 6pm

HCA General Meeting

Jun 4, 2022 – 6pm

SNBL General Meeting

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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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