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NKCDC brings life to abandoned buildings by providing affordable housing to first-time homebuyers, converting old factories to new uses, and collaborating with city, state and federal agencies on brownfield redevelopment. Learn more and apply for an affordable apartment.

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NKCDC offers a one-stop shop for all your housing needs. Please call (215) 427-0350 for an appointment.

Help with energy applications

Get free help with applications to LIHEAP, Weatherization, Basic Systems Repair, Senior Water Discount, PECO, PGW and the Water Department. Walk-in hours are Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM.

First-time homebuyer education

Our housing advisors provide one-on-one assistance to help you buy your first home, from start to finish.

NKCDC also conducts free workshops sponsored by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). These workshops are not accepted for the Project Reinvest program. Topics range from selecting a realtor to getting inspections. Housing experts present, including PHFA lenders, realtors, insurance agents, and home inspection agents.

Workshops are offered twice a month in different locations. Spanish workshops are available. View dates and register here.

Energy assistance

Get assistance with your utilities bills in emergency situations and advice on how to reduce your energy costs.

Rental Rebates

If you are 65+ or receiving SSD, you may qualify for a rental rebate on last year's rent. Contact us for more info.

Financial coaching

Power your future with financial advising from NKCDC. We'll help you understand your credit score and how to improve it, in addition to assistance with budgeting, paying back loans, and planning for the future. Take Charge of Your Money.

Healthy housing

We offer foreclosure prevention services, mortgage advising, property tax delinquency resolution, and home repair program referrals.

Down payment assistance loans

Project Reinvest: Homeownership
FINANTA and NKCDC have partnered to administer "Project Reinvest: Homeownership" in Philadelphia. The program provides a $10,500 down payment assistance loan to eligible homebuyers who are purchasing a home within Philadelphia. Learn more here.

The NeighborhoodLIFT program is nearly complete. However, if a forfeited NeighborhoodLIFT down payment assistance loan becomes available then an eligible homebuyer could still receive up to $7,500 in matching funds. Assistance is not limited to first-time buyers. Learn more here.

Qualifying 8-hour homebuyer workshops
Either of these 8-hour workshops-—eHome America or Framework-—may be used to qualify for Project Reinvest downpayment assistance loans.

Questions? Call our front desk to request an appointment with a housing advisor today at 215-427-0350. Or request an appointment here.

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