Neighborhood Advisory Committee

The South Kensington Neighborhood Advisory Committee was formed in 1979 as the Kensington South Neighborhood Advisory Committee to serve as a liaison between the community and the Office of Housing and Community Development. Since that time, the organization has provided essential services for low and moderate income residents to connect them with much-needed resources, created programs and events designed to foster community, and worked in conjunction with residents to address pressing neighborhood concerns and issues.

Upcoming NAC Elections
Looking for ways to get involved in your community? Get your name on the ballot to run for South Kensington’s Neighborhood Advisory Committee. Ten (10) candidates from the SKNAC Service Area will be elected in the upcoming election on November 14th. Click the links below for more information.

SKNAC Election Procedures

SKNAC Election Form

SKNAC Election Calendar

Map of SKCP Organizational Boundaries and OHCD Service Area

Core services funded through OHCD include:

  • Connecting homeowners and prospective homeowners with grants and low-interest loans for house acquisition and improvement, and assisting with rent/tax rebate applications.
  • Assisting residents in need of securing food stamps, immediate and long-term low-income rental housing, or arrearage relief and avoidance of shut-offs through LIHEAP and utility companies
  • Distribution of information about neighborhood employment and job training programs.
  • Allowing residents to report problems and issues anonymously through SKCP as a Philly 311 Neighborhood Liaison.
  • Distribution of recycling bins, educating residents about all aspects of recycling, and encouraging enrollment in the RecycleBank program.
  • Monthly Monday Community Meetings (excluding July and August) offer residents an opportunity to discuss neighborhood nuisances (and delights!) with representatives from the 26th District Police, SKCP staff, and other neighbors. They are a good way for new neighbors to get involved with SKCP, and find out about resources and events in their neighborhood. All are encouraged to attend!

Weekly E-mail Archive:

August 31st-September 7th
August 25th-31st
August 18th-24th
August 11th-17th
August 3rd-10th
July 27th-August 3rd
July 20th-27th
July 13th-20th
July 6th-13th
June 29th-July 6th
June 22nd-29th
June 15th-22nd

Resources from OHCD (Click link for .pdf):

First-Time Homebuyer Program

American Dream Downpayment Initiative

Save Your Home Hotline (English)

Save Your Home Hotline (Espanol)

Adaptive Modifications Program

Basic Systems Repair Program

Weatherization Assistance Program

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