New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) strengthens the physical, social and economic fabric of Philadelphia communities through sustainable development and community building. With more than 30 years of experience, we've developed a multifaceted approach to neighborhood revitalization.


We are Hiring

Passionate about expanding home ownership opportunities in Philadelphia? We are hiring a Director of Housing Services. More info here.

Spring Cleanup 2018

Save the date! The annual neighborhood-wide spring cleanup will be Saturday, April 7 followed by a volunteer bbq at Philadelphia Brewing Company. Contact Katsi at or 215-427-0350 x116 to register your group and reserve tools.

Business and Community Resource Directory

Our newest edition of local resources in the River Wards has arrived! Pick up a copy at our office and see an online version here.

Project Reinvest: Homeownership

FINANTA and NKCDC are dispersing hundreds of $10,500 down payment assistance loans to eligible homebuyers in Philadelphia.

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Our Work

Healthy Housing

We work to provide safe, secure housing for Philadelphia residents through free one-on-one housing advising, home repair programs, energy assistance, and real estate development.

Community Building

We equip block leaders and mobilize residents to build a safe, healthy community. Through interaction with city and state governments, NKCDC gives voice to resident concerns.

Economic Development

We promote local business development to create jobs and community wealth by connecting local startups and businesses with services and funds, and working with the arts as a vehicle for economic stimulation.

News and Updates

Farm to Families Open House

Join NKCDC and learn about our affordable produce program at our Open House! We are excited to move our distribution center to Orinoka Civic House, just a few steps away from the Somerset MFL Station.

Farm to Families Open House
Thursday, March 29, 4 - 7p.m.
Orinoka Civic House - 2771 Ruth St
Questions? Contact Tess at

Farm to Families is a partnership with St Christopher's Foundation for Children Farm that brings weekly produce boxes to our neighborhood at a reduced cost. Box contents vary on a weekly basis, depending on season and local availability, which is half the adventure! Our food comes straight from Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative, is all organic, and picked within 48 hours of reaching your table.

This event will feature cooking demonstrations, giveaway items, free food, and $5 vouchers to the first 50 registrants. The first 10 attendees will receive a free box of fruits and veggies to take home. Come try the produce and order a box for pick-up the next week! Learn more.

Hands together

Build community

Join us in building healthy, vibrant and sustainable neighborhoods in Philadelphia's River Wards. Every donation helps NKCDC reach more people and nurture strong communities.

New Kensington Community Development Corporation
2515 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125
P: (215) 427-0350  |  F: (215) 427-1302  |
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