OUR MISSION: To promote and facilitate the revitalization of Germantown and its business corridors through a sustainable, creative, and community-driven approach to economic development.

Greening & Corridor Beautification

Business Support & Promotion

Community Events & Engagement

Strategic Partnerships & Collaborations

August 8, 2018
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Free First-time Homebuyer Workshops in Germantown

Beginning in September 2018, Germantown United CDC will increase its work around affordable housing and homeownership. We are committed to bringing new housing counseling services to the neighborhood, and connecting residents with existing resources in Germantown and nearby, including pre-purchase and home-ownership counseling, foreclosure prevention, anti-predatory lending education, financial counseling, and a renter assistance referral system. GUCDC now offers a FREE monthly First-time Homebuyer workshop in through a partnership with Mt. Airy USA. The first workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, September 11 at 5:30pm at GUCDC’s office, located at 5320 Germantown Ave (at the corner of W Penn St). Visit our Housing Counseling Services page to register and learn more.

June 12, 2018
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New Farmers Market Opens in Germantown

In collaboration with Germantown United CDC and Weavers Way Co-op, The Food Trust is excited to announce the opening of a new farmers market for the 2018 season, Germantown & School House! Stop by on Thursdays, 3-7 p.m., June-October at Germantown Avenue & E. School House Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144. Read the full press release >>

May 22, 2018
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Response to Lower Germantown Blight and Housing Threat Before the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority

In February of 2018, Germantown United CDC became aware that the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) was considering a proposal to refinance $3.3 million in loans­––with forgiveness of all back taxes, all utility liens, and all late penalties and interest accumulated over a 25-year period––on 50+ properties concentrated in lower Germantown (an estimated 140+ units of housing). Read the full statement >>

May 3, 2018
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Germantown Second Saturday Festival is Saturday, May 12 from 12PM – 5PM

Come on out and experience Germantown at the 4th annual Germantown Second Saturday Festival! Featuring performances by Ursula Rucker, BalletX, Ms. Tia McNeil, and many more! The community festival showcases the many thriving historic, cultural, civic, and business attractions and activities that make Germantown an exciting place to live and visit. The festival will feature: Live Music & Performance, Food Trucks, Historic Re-enactors, Art & Craft Vendor Marketplace, Family Friendly Activities, Free Bus & Walking Tours to Historic Germantown Sites, and more! On May 12th, you can find me around Market Square Park on Germantown Ave, between School House Ln & Coulter St. See you there!

March 22, 2018
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Seeking Community Organizations, Food Vendors, Art, Craft, and Other Merchants to Participate in the Germantown Second Saturday Festival

Germantown United CDC is currently seeking community organizations, food vendors, and art, craft, and other merchants to participate in the Vendor Marketplace at the 4th annual festival. To apply, fill out the registration form below. Registration closes Friday, April 27.

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Tickets Now on Sale “For the Love of Germantown!” on April 26

Do you #LoveGermantown? Join us April 26, 2018 for the 5th Annual “For the Love of Germantown” FUNdraiser! Enjoy delicious food and drinks, dancing to DJ Prime, silent auction, and networking with your neighbors. We’ll also honor this year’s Pillars of the Community awardees (to be announced) and get a peek inside the historic Cunningham Piano Showroom Building, located at 5427 Germantown Avenue, now slated for redevelopment. Proceeds for this event will assist Germantown United CDC in its mission to revitalize Germantown and its business corridors.

March 6, 2018
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Experience Germantown! The Germantown Second Saturday Festival is Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Germantown Second Saturday Festival will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Northwest Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood. The community festival invites the public to experience Germantown, celebrates the kick-off the Second Saturday series–when all 16 Historic Germantown sites are open monthly–and showcases the many thriving cultural, civic, and business attractions and activities that make Germantown an exciting place to live and visit. Presented by Historic Germantown and Germantown United CDC, the festival will take place along a one-block stretch of Germantown Avenue, between School House Ln and Coulter St, and surround Market Square Park (5501 Germantown Ave). Featuring: Live Music & Performance, Food Trucks, Art & Craft Marketplace, Historic Re-enactors, Family Friendly Programs, Free Bus & Walking Tours of Historic Germantown Sites. Follow this event page for more information as it becomes available >>

February 15, 2018
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Germantown Community Radio Now Live at 92.9 FM on the FM Dial

The Germantown Community Radio Partners will celebrate the launch of Germantown’s new low power FM radio station on Saturday, February 17 from 2pm ­– 5pm with special on-air programming and satellite listening parties. 92.9 FM is Germantown Community Radio: All Germantown All the Time. Now broadcasting live from downtown Germantown, the station features locally produced and syndicated non-commercial programming.

The festivities on February 17th include two pop-up listening parties featuring meet-and-greets with show hosts, giveaways, and the opportunity to record an interview for radio broadcast. The listening parties will be held at Germantown Life Enrichment Center, located at 5722 Greene St, from 2pm – 4pm, and Germantown Espresso Bar, located at 26 Maplewood Mall, from 2pm – 5pm.

Representatives from the Germantown Community Radio Partners will also be live in the studio from 2pm – 5pm, located at the headquarters of G-town Radio (26 Maplewood Mall). On-air programming will include an introduction of new radio hosts, special guests from the Germantown community, a sneak peek at exciting programming in the works, and other behind the scenes stories. Listeners are encouraged to call the studio at 215-609-4301 and get on the air.