WHAT DOES THE NTCDC/NAC DO?
The purpose of the NTCDC/NAC is to reduce and prevent homelessness by:
Serving neighborhoods/census tracts with at least 51% low and moderate income residents.
The primary activities of the NTCDC/NAC includes:
-Outreach (Conducted throughout service area distributing resource information and providing referrals.
-Mortgage and tax foreclosure diversion; (Canvassing and contacting owners of homes in danger of foreclosure to help save their homes)
-Quarterly service area briefings; (community meetings with pertinent topics chosen by the community)
-Publishing a quarterly newsletter; (Summary of NTDC/NAC activities, current events, important phone numbers, resources)
-Nicetown CDC/Neighborhood Advisory Subcommittee(NTCDC/NAS) Election (Nomination and community election of group to act in an advisory role to Nicetown CDC)
-Monthly Report – Quantifies NTCDC/NAC activities and reported to DHCD.
The NTCDC/NAC service area boundaries are defined by 15 census tracts: 203 to 205; 276 to 284; and 265-267.
Neighborhood Energy Center
Keyspot Computer Lab
The Nicetown CDC’s newly upgraded Keyspot computer lab space is where residents can be comfortable using computers and enhance their skills. It is utilized by individuals seeking employment, students that need to complete academic requirements, and also for communication and training opportunities. This allows us to expand our outreach efforts to parts of the community in and beyond our primary service area.
One of the most notable programs that this KEYSPOT has hosted involved with Philly311 for neighborhood liaison training. Through this training, 35 residents — block captains as well as committee and community members — learned to properly record resident concerns and enter them into the Philly 311 system for action.
The Nicetown CDC Community Center is a hub for information sharing, neighborhood resources, and community building. Becoming a KEYSPOT has made us more capable and “user-friendly”.