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Past Board Members Stay Connected

CommonBond CEO Deidre Schmidt met with twenty-six guests for the Annual Alumni Board Gathering. Hosted by former Board members Tom Jasper and Judy Titcomb at the Minneapolis Club, the event honored George Lang for his more than 30 years of service and deep commitment to CommonBond. The gathering also highlighted the innovative work CommonBond has …Read More

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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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Deidre Schmidt: A Message from the President

Every year, National Night Out events take place in communities across our state, and many of you likely attended one in your neighborhood. I always enjoy these gatherings – they’re great opportunities for community building and conversation with my neighbors. Similarly, every July and August, CommonBond helps stage National Night Out events at properties across …Read More

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Save the Date: Sunwood Village Grand Opening October 12th

On Wednesday, October 12, please join us for the grand opening of Sunwood Village in Ramsey, MN. The event starts at 4:30 pm and will include remarks by Minnesota Housing Commissioner Mary Tingerthal and CommonBond CEO Deidre Schmidt. Sunwood Village is one of the first affordable housing communities in Ramsey and consists of 47 units, …Read More

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Support Services Staff and Residents: Working Together to Create Strong Communities

Every year, a significant portion of the funds raised by CommonBond supports the work of our onsite Advantage Services teams. With more than 9,000 people living in CommonBond communities, the power of connection between residents and CommonBond’s Advantage Services staff is a key factor in the success of residents. Here’s a glimpse into the work …Read More

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The Power of Connection: Creating a Home and Building Community

Fekri has known his wife, Sara, since they were small children. After they were married, however, Sara moved to Minnesota alone because of political unrest in Ethiopia. At the time of the move, she was seven months pregnant with their daughter Tiyyaa, now thirteen. Fekri describes that decision in simple terms: “We felt it would …Read More

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Boulder Ridge: Our First Property Without Government Subsidies

CommonBond is now the proud owner of the Boulder Ridge complex in Apple Valley, MN. With this purchase, we preserved affordable rents for the 112 families and individuals living in this townhome and apartment community. This is also a significant acquisition for CommonBond as Boulder Ridge is the first property where we are partnering with …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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