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Purchase of Boulder Ridge preserves affordable rents for 112 families

On July 29, CommonBond purchased Boulder Ridge – thereby preserving affordable rents for the 112 families and individuals living in this townhome and apartment community in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Boulder Ridge is the first property where we’re partnering with socially-minded investors to preserve affordability in housing without new government subsidies. This kind of acquisition is an …Read More

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Residents Matter Most

Rarely a day goes by without a story in the media about the affordable housing crisis. CommonBond works to provide effective solutions to this issue, and residents are at the heart of our work. Because the resident experience is our top priority, we recently conducted a survey to obtain feedback from the 9,000+ people who …Read More

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The power of giving

George Golden has been supporting CommonBond Communities for more than a decade.  His interest was initially piqued because of his belief that affordable housing is so fundamental and life-giving.  He believes CommonBond delivers a creative solution to a complex issue by combining finances, property management, onsite services, and community building for residents – all working …Read More

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New Funding Award in Iowa

CommonBond Communities recently received a $10,000 grant from the Cedar Valley United Way for services provided to the 130 residents at Unity Square in Waterloo, Iowa. This first-time, two-year grant will be used to support the Education and Advancement Program already in place. Unity Square consists of two-, three- and four-bedroom units and the Mercy …Read More

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Kits for Kidz help students prepare for the school year

Help young residents of CommonBond Communities get off to a great start with the school year. Many families living in CommonBond apartments struggle to provide their children with materials for school. By purchasing a backpack for a kindergartner, elementary school student, or teen, you can give students from families with low incomes the supplies they …Read More

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Sunwood Village now open in Ramsey

A new CommonBond housing community, Sunwood Village, opened to residents in Anoka County, Minnesota, on July 27. Is is one of the first affordable housing communities in Ramsey. Sunwood Village consists of 47 units and includes a children’s play area, a community room for resident use, and convenient access to local shops, transit, parks, and bike …Read More

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Join us for the Birdies for Hope annual fundraiser

Save the dates for CommonBond’s seventh annual Birdies for Hope event. The golf event will take place at the Minneapolis Golf Club on Monday, September 19, and the hunt event at the Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club on Friday, September 23. The hunters will be joined by celebrity guest emcee Laura Schara. Laura appears weekly on …Read More

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A light at the end of the tunnel: Creating a home in Des Moines

Kanisha moved to Des Moines two years ago after losing her housing in Atlanta. She and her son were fleeing domestic violence and arrived in Iowa without a car, driver’s license, job, home, money, or any knowledge of the city. She was worried about finding a safe place for her and her son to stay. They stayed …Read More

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A Small Group Experiences Big Changes

In 2015, Allina Neighborhood Health Connection grants were awarded to 59 organizations. CommonBond Communities’ Seward Towers East and West were grant recipients and through coordinated efforts organized walking groups for small groups of residents. At the end of the grant-funded activities, surveys were administered to participants by the Wilder Foundation. While the focus of the …Read More

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Developments at Sunwood Village!

CommonBond’s newest housing community, Sunwood Village in Ramsey, MN, is halfway complete! Construction began on this 47-unit building in September. Sunwood Village is a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units and will be part of a mixed income, transit-oriented community near the Northstar Rail Line. Four units will be reserved for households experiencing long-term …Read More

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