Downpayment assistance grants are available for eligible Philadelphia homebuyers.

First-Time Homebuyers

Free, four-hour workshops to help new home buyers. (Not part of NeighborhoodLIFT.)


Become a resident at Orinoka Civic House!

Orinoka Civic House—the converted Orinoka Mills factory at 2771-2777 Ruth Street, Kensington—is now accepting applications for one and two bedroom rentals.

Amenities will include individually controlled heat and air conditioning, Energy Star appliances, laundry facilities and abundant natural light, as well as supportive services provided by NKCDC.

Applications are available online at and in person at NKCDC, 2515 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia. All applications must be mailed to Orinoka Civic House, P.O. Box 29275, Philadelphia, PA 19125 to be considered.

Who is NKCDC?

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

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