PEC Community Development Corporation is the real estate arm of PEC. On its own, or through contractual relationships, PECCDC acquires, sells, rents, rehabilitates and manages properties in the West Philadelphia community in which PEC carries out its programs and services.
PECCDC strengthens West Philadelphia communities through projects that expand housing opportunities, stimulate economic growth, create wealth and improve the quality of life for all residents. A powerful catalyst for change, PECCDC builds on neighborhood assets and responds directly to the needs of the community to transform West Philadelphia into a Community of Choice—one where people choose to live and work.
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Located in West Philadelphia, we focus our work on the West Powelton, Saunders Park, and Mantua neighborhoods within these boundaries: 44th Street to the west, Market Street to the south, 37th Street to the east, and Lancaster Avenue (west of 40th Street) and Wallace Street (east of 40th Street) to the north.
All of PECCDC’s work is guided by our resident-driven neighborhood plan. Following a multi-year process in which community leaders, government officials and institutional partners identified neighborhood needs related to housing, transportation, commercial development and quality of life issues, PECCDC released the West Powelton/Saunders Park Neighborhood Plan. The plan provides a comprehensive framework for neighborhood improvements over the next five years. The community planning process was spearheaded by NeighborhoodsNow and funded by the William Penn Foundation.