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Action steps following press conference on tax reform

CommonBond co-hosted a press conference in November 2017 to highlight the potential impact of the proposed tax reform. Media coverage of the event and proposed tax reform includes: KARE-11 TV, Finance & Commerce, and the Des Moines Register. Here’s what’s at stake: Over the past 10 years, nearly $2 billion in private activity bonds have supported the …Read More

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Meet CommonBond’s Inaugural Board Associates

CommonBond Communities is thrilled to welcome Jamal Adam and Lakeisha Lee as its inaugural Board Associates. CommonBond created the Board Associates initiative out of a belief that having a diversity of perspectives on our Board of Directors is vital to understanding and working with the people and communities we serve. This belief is a key …Read More

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Generous support from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation

We are grateful to the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation for a $75,000 grant to support CommonBond’s Advantage Services. Dick Schulze and his family work to improve the lives of others by partnering with organizations that support families, provide social services, and prioritize education.  With an affordable, high-quality home as the foundation, CommonBond kids are …Read More

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Family and community: a resident’s story of connecting with others

Taking care of others has always been in Donna Chacon’s nature. “I love making sure everyone feels safe and has what they need,” said Donna, who has lived at Franklin Meadows near Milwaukee, Wis., for the past four years and is the floor captain in her apartment building. Growing up on a farm in Beaver …Read More

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A Night to Unite for Residents in Little Canada

Across the country, National Night Out provides a wonderful opportunity for neighbors to connect with each other and build community. This year, CommonBond senior residents at Garden Terrace Commons and Apartments in Little Canada wanted to make their event extra special. With a resident-chosen theme of “Night to Unite,” three residents co-chaired the event and …Read More

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Older Adults Put Pencil to Paper

Residents at CommonBond’s Riverview Senior Housing in Minneapolis recently participated in a drawing program, “Crossing the Line: Drawing Practices For and With the Older Adult. This took place in collaboration with The Drawing Project and engAGE, to build on the premise that embracing a whole-person approach to creative and healthy aging can be beneficial to …Read More

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Two New Properties Purchased to Preserve Affordable Housing

CommonBond Communities recently purchased two existing apartment buildings in the Twin Cities and is preserving them as affordable housing options for residents. Pine Point, a 68-unit apartment building in Coon Rapids, Minn., and Rainbow Plaza, a 108-unit building in Anoka, Minn., were part of CommonBond’s initiative to preserve affordability without government subsidy. CommonBond will buy …Read More

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CommonBond resident thriving with support from Advantage Services staff members

Ma’ad came to the United States in 2015 as a refugee from Somalia. After many challenges during the transition, he’s now making great strides thanks to the support he received from CommonBond’s Advantage Services team. Ma’ad struggled to adapt to his new life in Minnesota. He didn’t speak a lot of English, which he found challenging …Read More

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High School Student Receives Scholarship for Post-Secondary Use

Meet Hawa Abbajebel, a CommonBond resident and recipient of the top CommonBond Leadership Scholarship. Hawa was one of five CommonBond youth who recently received a scholarship to use for post-secondary education. Hawa has lived in a CommonBond housing community her entire life – first at Skyline Tower in St. Paul, and then at Torre de …Read More

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“Sold Out”: New documentary shares tenant stories, lifts up solutions to loss of affordable housing

With alarming frequency, individuals, households, and entire communities are being displaced as a result of a growing wave of real estate investments – purchases that turn formerly affordable apartments across the Twin Cities region into upscale properties. Led by the Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP), a coalition of affordable housing nonprofits and affected renters worked with …Read More

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