Who We Are

At NKCDC, we believe that neighborhood development can and should benefit all residents.

New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) provides free housing counseling to anyone in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and offers many additional resources to residents and businesses in the Kensington, Fishtown, and Port Richmond neighborhoods.

We use a strategic combination of real estate development, community engagement, and people-centered direct services to ensure all of our neighbors can remain—and thrive—where they choose to live. Whether we are building affordable housing or helping residents build their wealth, we pledge to promote equity, stability, and safety in all we do, with a sharp focus on those most at-risk of being displaced.

Annual Report

In 2018, NKCDC helped 227 clients purchase homes, repaired 32 homes in partnership with Rebuilding Together Philadelphia, trained 20 block leaders, referred 50 businesses to storefront improvement programs, and stabilized over 1,000 vacant parcels of land.

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Strategic Plan

We believe neighborhood development can and should benefit all our neighbors.

That was the vision that grabbed NKCDC’s Board of Directors in 2019, and it is the vision we carry into our next years of work under a new strategic plan.

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

Staff & Board

With more than 30 full-time and 15 part-time employees, NKCDC staff bring resources to local businesses and residents—and provide housing services across Philadelphia.

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Fishtown was once Kensington, and Kensington was once “the workshop of the world.” NKCDC has worked in the community since 1985. We are Philadelphia’s only member of NeighborWorks America, a congressionally chartered national network.

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Partners & Funders

We couldn’t do half our work without the support of a whole community of partners and funders.

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What Others Say

National and local news stories, blogs and video mentioning NKCDC.

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