Initiatives

From affordable homes to fresh food, we build programs to meet community needs

Trauma Informed Community Development

NKCDC gives residents tools to build strong blocks and neighborhoods. Working with community leaders, we are building a trauma-informed approach to community needs.

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Open Space Management

In 1996, NKCDC and community members began cleaning vacant lots that were easy targets for illegal dumping and criminal activity. Today, our approach is the basis for the PHS LandCare Program, and our crew cleans and mows hundreds parcels every month.

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Real Estate Development

Our community needs more homes that Philadelphians can afford. And we need fewer trash-filled lots and abandoned buildings. NKCDC rents income-based apartments and sells single family homes below market rate. We collaborate with city, state, & federal agencies on brownfield redevelopment.

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Community Health Workers

NKCDC’s Community Health Workers conduct health screenings and connect residents to health care, healthy food, credit and budget counseling, and other social service resources.

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Community Based Crime Reduction

We CAN (Change & Action Now) is three nonprofits—HACE, Impact Services and NKCDC—coming together to support Kensington and Fairhill residents, community organizations and the police.

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Nourish

Nourish is NKCDC’s 8-week meal kit delivery program serving the Kensington, Fairhill and Juniata neighborhoods of Philadelphia.

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Home Repairs

Home repair is the best thing we can do to improve our neighbors’ health and prevent people from being displaced from the neighborhood.

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