New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Making a Home in Kensington

What is NKCDC?

New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) gives free housing services—like help buying a home, or help paying rent, mortgage, or utilities—to anyone in Philadelphia.

We offer many additional resources to residents and small businesses in the Kensington, Fishtown, and Port Richmond neighborhoods. Connect with a Community Health Worker or support our new meal kit delivery program, Nourish! 

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In a new series of short videos from NKCDC, Dr. Bill McKinney and other Kensington residents give a snapshot of what’s happening in Kensington, how we got here, and how to chart a path forward.

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

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Recent News

Jan 17, 2022

New short videos feature Kensington residents

“Residents who choose to live in Kensington should have the opportunity to define what this…

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Dec 29, 2021

We dare to be hopeful.

Dear Friends— This year in Kensington, the reality of the struggles around us and the…

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Upcoming Events

Jan 27, 2022 – 7pm

ORCA General Meeting

Feb 3, 2022 – 6pm

HCA General Meeting

Feb 4, 2022 – 6pm

SNBL General Meeting

Our Work


NKCDC offers free, personal help to any homebuyer, homeowner, or renter in Philadelphia. Contact us for an appointment.

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NKCDC empowers our neighbors and neighborhood organizations to make the River Wards safe, healthy and strong.

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NKCDC finds resources for small businesses, artists and entrepreneurs in Kensington, Fishtown and Port Richmond.

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Explore NKCDC

Let us help you find what you’re looking for. To start, select the area you’re interested in learning about.

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First-time homebuyers assistance is phenomenal!!! They were very kind and professional!

Adam Malliet
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Make a tax-deductible gift to help NKCDC promote economic development, bring new life to vacant property, create homeownership opportunities for working families, and provide housing counseling and energy assistance to area residents.

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Get timely information about community events, programs and services in Kensington, Port Richmond & Fishtown. Text “NKCDC” to 833-901-2072 for phone alerts. Sign up for a print newsletter here. Or sign up for email news here: