"One Step at a Time"

“One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn't as individuals.” ― Unknown


• We have help informational zoom meetings
• We hosted (4) COVID screening test at our community office
• Distributed lunch to over 100 school children every Tuesday and Thursday
• Distributed boxes of produce to over 200 families every Monday and Friday
• We have distributed literature on Save Your Homes, and other city programs
• We held an outreach day and distributed coats, diapers, and shoes to families in need
• Every time we get an opportunity to talk with individuals we take the opportunity to update them on Tioga United NAC and retrieve their phone number and email addresses.

However we need your help. We need you to send us your contact information and what your interest are and what you love about the community. Also, we would like to know what your dislikes as well and what you would want to see done about the problems

You can reach Tioga United, Inc. at 
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Tioga United is still here to serve our community with your safety as our highest priority. During this global COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to giving you safe, reliable resources is even more important to us. To protect you and our staff we scaled back our in person assistance but we are available via telephone or email.

Tioga United, Inc. is honored and blessed to serve as your area NAC. We currently service (7) census tracks highlighted in the yellow. Unfortunately, due to the unprecedented times we have been reestablishing what services we can provide at a same distance.

     We are still offering assistance with:

       • Mortgage and Real Estate Tax Foreclosure
       • Rental Assistance
       • Emergency Housing Information
       • Eviction Prevention Program
       • Finding resources
       • Addressing property tax issues
       • Accessing benefits and emergency services programs
       • Finding job training and placement opportunities
       • Starting or growing your small business
       • Addressing neighborhood trash and blight issues
       • Responding to neighborhood zoning and development

  For direct assistance see CONTACTS.
Philadelphia Neighborhood Association Committees (NACs)
Registered Community Organizations (RCOs) are community groups that are concerned with the physical development of their community. To learn more about existing RCOs, see Resources, below. RCOs:
  • Get advance notice of projects that will be reviewed by the Zoning Board of Adjustment or the Civic Design Review Committee.
  • Organize and conduct public meetings where community members can comment on planned developments in their neighborhood.
  • Get notified by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) whenever a:

    • Zoning variance or special exception is requested.
    • Development requiring Civic Design Review (CDR) is proposed.
PCPC holds training sessions each year for RCOs and potential RCOs. The training covers the application process and explains the requirements and obligations of RCOs.

Address:1515 Arch St.
13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone:(215) 683-464

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About Tioga “Tioga centers around 20th and Tioga Streets. The area was originally called Kenderton when it was subdivided around 1820 by Kenderton Smith.

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Architizer Project


The Tioga United Homeownership Program will convert six 100+ year old attached and semi-attached houses into ten new homes in Tioga, an underserved neighborhood in North Philadelphia.

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Community Revitalization


revenue. revitalization. certainty.

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– WinnDevelopment, the real estate development arm of WinnCompanies, celebrated the completed rehabilitation of the Venango House Apartments, an affordable housing community for seniors in the Tioga neighborhood of Philadelphia, with a ribbon-cutting at the property.

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Tioga United NAC
1539 W. Venango Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Joy Gary
NAC Coordinator
Phone: (267) 748-9990
Fax: (267) 318-7615

Terrell Brown
NAC Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (267) 639-6912
Fax: (267) 318-7615

Tioga was home to various ethnic groups during the 1900s, including Irish, Polish and Jewish residents. Around 1960, larger numbers of African-Americans began to move into the neighborhood and today they comprise more than 90% of the population. Also during the 1960s, nearby manufacturing companies such as Budd Company and Midvale Steel started to reduce their workforce as industrial activity began a steep decline throughout the city. Tioga fell victim to urban decay and disinvestment, along with many other innercity neighborhoods. The Tioga, Nicetown, and Westmoreland train stations were closed, trolleys were replaced by buses on Erie and Germantown Avenues, manufacturers disappeared and neighborhood population declined by an estimated 40% from 1950 through the 2000 Census.

Meanwhile another neighborhood employer, Temple University Health System, experienced tremendous growth in recent decades. Temple Health has more than 5,500 employees at this location.

Today, Tioga’s community leaders are striving to keep the neighborhood stable so that revitalization can take hold in a neighborhood that boasts unparalleled transportation access within the region.

Tioga United started in 1996 as Unity Day Tioga with dedicated volunteers, who some are still with us, hosting an annual community festival and after many years of enjoyment neighbors began asking if we could help with issues plaguing our community such as vacant lots, abandoned houses and cars, lack of recreation and more. So, in 2001 the volunteers incorporated our organization to be birthed as Tioga United. Under this we have...

Celebrated over 20 years of community service
Hosted many community meetings
Rebuilt the Jerome Brown Playground with KaBoom and The Home Depot
Clean and green over 200 vacant lots per year
Rehabbed 4 abandoned houses and sold to first time home buyers who became valuable community residents
Meet and oversee a fair zoning process as a RCO
Opened a community office that is available to the community for meetings, faxing, copying and job search.
Hired youth to participate in a clean up project in the community during the summer
Host a senior citizens prom that has grown from 75 to 800 senior citizens
And the list continues to grow
  • Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • 1539 W. Venango Street Philadelphia, PA 19140

Our community services are continuing throughout this difficult unprecedented times. We are open by appointment only!

Preserving Tioga's Treasures


Tioga United Home Ownership Program Philadelphia PA Past Meets Present: Preservation and Green 2011

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Tioga Neighborhood Strategic Plan


Role of Tioga United in the Community

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Tioga Goals Strategies Report 2016


A special thank you to our partners Tioga United Inc., Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia, and the residents of Tioga for offering us their dedication, feedback and support throughout this project

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Tioga Strategies for Neighborhood Revitalization 2010


Philadelphia City Planning Commission

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