PCDC Teen Club College Kickoff at Bryn Mawr and Haverford

The PCDC Teen Club kicked off its Spring/Summer college tours with a trip to Bryn Mawr and Haverford. On April 1st, 14 students received an official tour of Bryn Mawr College, discovering their fully-funded 360°program that takes students abroad to engage them in an immersive study experience and their Praxis program that allows students to […]

Zoning Matters

Below are the current and upcoming zoning matters within the Chinatown district. Zoning matters are presented to the community first, through public RCO meetings, before they are heard by the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA). Please feel free to attend an RCO meeting or ZBA hearing regarding any matter of interest. All ZBA hearings are held at […]

Watch Out For Scam IRS Calls  

How do you know if you are really receiving a call from the IRS ? Here are five things IRS employees will never do: Call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. Generally, the IRS will first mail a bill to any […]

PCDC $1-a-Day Donors:April

PCDC would like to thank all of the following businesses and individuals for their continual support in providing a cleaner and safer Chinatown! For just $1 a day, PCDC can maintain a street cleaning team that will clean our streets everyday, report illegal trash dumping, report and clean graffiti, and educate and outreach on trash […]

April Teen Events and Opportunities:

Important Announcements: * Sign up for free PCDC college tours to: Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Drexel, the University of Pennsylvania, Temple U, Swarthmore, and many more. Transportation and lunch covered by PCDC where applicable. Email Ailin for permission slips. * This month’s free practice SAT will be on April 29th. Email Ailin at acao@chinatown-pcdc.org to sign up! Seniors, congratulations […]

PCDC & AAEC VITA Programs Concluded in March! Thanks, Volunteers!

~Catherine Choi, VITA volunteer   PCDC’s third annual VITA Program partnered with the American Association for Ethnic Chinese, operating under the Campaign for Working Families, had its last service day on March 12tth, 2017. Over the 4 weekends – 8 services dates, 386 free 2016 tax returns were filed. $ 317,214 in Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) […]

What to do with Delinquent Property Taxes?

~ Community Legal Services Over the past few years, the City of Philadelphia has grown increasingly aggressive in collecting delinquent property taxes. It is now common for the City to file a foreclosure against a property due to unpaid property taxes. Housing counselors and legal services attorneys are available to help low-income homeowners access tax […]

First Front Door Grant Program

Are you a first-time homebuyer? If so, you can receive up to $5,000 to assist with closing costs and down payment on your new home. To qualify, you must: Be a first-time homebuyer. Contribute personal funds as part of the down payment and closing costs. Have an income at or below 80 percent of the […]