On June 18, PCDC hosted its 8th annual Expo—an event aiming to make resources more accessible to the Chinatown Community. With sunny skies and the excited attitudes of the community, the PCDC 2016 Expo was a great success.


Attention ACCESS Cardholders! Take advantage and visit Philadelphia’s art and cultural destinations for a nominal fee. Philadelphia non-profit, Art-Reach, has partnered with 32 museums, gardens and historic sites in Philadelphia to offer admission at a deeply discounted rate of $2 a person for ACCESS Cardholders.

PCDC Goes to Canada and Plays Mahjong

On June 18 to 19, I joined a conference of North American Chinatowns in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I, along with other representatives from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, as well as Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Seattle were invited to speak.

Homestead Exemption for Tax Year 2017

The Homestead Exemption offers Real Estate Tax savings to all Philadelphia homeowners by reducing the taxable portion of their property assessment by $30,000, which saves about $400 per year on property tax. In order to be eligible, you must own the property and live in it as your primary residence. There are no other requirements.

Recycling Bin Pickup Locations

Every year, PCDC distributes over 100 recycle bins to our EXPO participants. PCDC requests these bins in advance so our members can conveniently pick up one recycle bin for their homes.

Zoning Matters

Below are the current and upcoming zoning matters within the Chinatown district.