Founded in 1985, New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) aims to strengthen the physical, social, and economic fabric of Kensington, Fishtown and Port Richmond by catalyzing sustainable development and community building. The CDC’s Real Estate Development Program focuses on converting abandoned buildings into housing or mixed-use properties. Completed projects included the Coral Street Arts House, which transformed a vacant textile mill into 27 units of affordable live-work space for artists and their families, and Awesometown, a former industrial site converted into mixed-income, sustainable townhomes. Other NKCDC programs include housing counseling, local business support, greening and vacant lot maintenance, neighborhood planning, and community engagement. Each year, NKCDC serves more than 30,000 low- and moderate-income families.