NKCDC offices are closed, but staff are working
Updated Wednesday, March 25
NKCDC’s offices are closed until further notice, but most staff are available by phone and email. Find contact information on our staff page.
We are not able to see clients in the office, but we will do our best to assist you via phone or virtual meetings. Appointments can be scheduled here.
Housing workshops are now virtual events, and directions for joining those Zoom meetings are being sent by email to people who register.
We are cancelling or postponing all in-person meetings through the end of April. Because this is a rapidly changing situation, we expect to make additional event decisions on a rolling basis in the coming weeks.
We went through all those coronavirus resource lists so you don’t have to. Here’s our best pick.
- Find resources near you. Aunt Bertha is a database of almost 3,000 free or reduced cost Philadelphia services like medical care, food, job training, and more. Philabundance maintains an interactive map of local food resources.
- Meals for children and adults. The City of Philadelphia, School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Housing Authority, and many charter schools are providing free meals for students (purple dots on this map). In addition, any resident can pick up one box of food per household (orange dots on the map). Three Parks & Rec centers are also offering grab-and-go meals for seniors. Meals can be picked up between 11 AM and 1 PM, Monday through Friday, at Northeast, Mann, and Martin Luther King, Jr. older adult centers.
- Business impacts. The Philadelphia Department of Commerce is asking Philadelphia County businesses to complete a survey on the impacts of COVID-19. This survey is also available in 中文, Español, and Français.
- Business loans. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance to small businesses and nonprofits to help overcome a temporary loss of revenue. The Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund offers grants or zero-interest loans to Philadelphia small businesses impacted by COVID-19.
- Jobs available. The Philadelphia City Council has published a list of job opportunities at two dozen local businesses. Pennsylvania Career Link is updating its own list. A recent version can be found here.
- Unemployment Compensation. Pennsylvania workers affected by COVID-19 may be eligible for Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation Benefits. Claims should be submitted online for faster processing.
- Internet. Comcast is offering two months of free internet service to new Internet Essentials customers in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Learn more and sign up at internetessentials.com/covid19.
- Utilities. PECO is suspending fees for delays in bills and service shut offs for the next three months. Philadelphia Gas Works is suspending new late payment charges and shut offs until further notice. Philadelphia Water Department is suspending shut offs and restoring shut-off customers until May 15.
- Foreclosures & evictions. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced that there will be no foreclosures or evictions of FHA-insured single-family mortgages for 60 days starting March 19.
If you are at risk of falling behind in mortgage payments due to loss of income from COVID-19, NKCDC wants to hear from you. Please request a housing appointment here. Visit phillytenant.org or call 267-443-2500 for information on tenants rights and what to do if your landlord is trying to evict you.
- Taxes. The federal tax deadline been extended three months to July 15.
Information is being updated daily on the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s webpage, phila.gov/covid-19.
Text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to receive updates to your phone.
Residents with questions can call the Greater Philadelphia Coronavirus Helpline at 1-800-722-7112.