How Does an Affordable Housing Charity Work?
Every moment, decision, donation and volunteer matters. That’s how CommonBond, an affordable housing charity in the Upper Midwest, operates. With more than 50 years of experience, our mantra remains simple: Home is the foundation for everything in life.
Our mission — to build stable homes, strong futures, and vibrant communities — serves as the bedrock we use to provide all our services. With 7,000-plus rental apartments and townhomes spread across 60 cities and towns in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa, our nonprofit charity provides affordable housing for 13,000 people.
Impact in the Community
So, how does it all work?
Supported by donations, volunteers, and our experienced staff, CommonBond aids its residents through property development, management, and Advantage Services. It’s a comprehensive approach, allowing residents to thrive as they gain access to not just affordable housing, but life-changing programs that will help sustain them.
Property Development and Management
Analyze, fund, build, and prioritize strategic reinvestments. That’s our framework for approaching property development and management.
Much of our success these last five decades has come from making smart real estate decisions and working in collaboration with others. As an experienced affordable housing charity and property developer, our acquisition and development team is well-positioned to meet the growing affordable housing needs of communities throughout the Upper Midwest.
With a strong asset portfolio, we strive to be good neighbors and partners in communities, collaborating with local governments, businesses, and faith-based organizations. We listen to community members, learning their ambitions and concerns, then we evaluate funding opportunities, how to develop and then build properties, followed by prioritizing property upkeep while working to keep our affordable housing units just that — affordable.
This means we maintain an active presence in our communities that extends beyond buying real estate and building apartment units or townhomes. Our experienced team — committed to smart development, asset management, and ensuring financial stability and reporting — is accountable to not just residents, but also to investors and the cities and towns we live in.
While providing residents with a safe, stable home is the ultimate goal, we also work to help our community members make gains in stability and independence, education and advancement, community building and engagement, and health and wellness. Combined, this helps ensure a stable foundation for residents to achieve their goals.
Our Advantage Services, which come in a wide variety of programs and support services, help residents flourish. Through our affordable housing charity services, we’ve been able to offer assistance with Section 8 vouchers, career development and job training, support for veterans, mentor programs for students, physical wellness programs, and much more.
In 2021, nearly 2,500 residents participated in Advantage Services community-building events and programming. 125 residents found employment through these services, while many more participated in exercise classes, teen programs, study groups, and other programming.
An Affordable Housing Charity We Can All Depend On
Donations and volunteers keep CommonBond operating as a premier affordable housing charity. We hope you will join us in helping create better communities and tomorrows for residents. We invite you to make a donation, look into volunteer opportunities, or contact us to learn more.
Are you accepting applications for South Shore Park on Mill Street, in Excelsior? if yes, could someone possibly please send me an application form to:
Linda Ann Bell 7650 Golden Valley Road #209 Golden Valley MN 55427
I was there yesterday and the app box in the lobby was empty - not a good sign but I still look forward to hearing from you.
Appreciative of any and all consideration shown,
Lin (my kids kicked the 'da' out of me)
Thank you for reaching out! I would recommend reaching out to the property manager at South Shore to inquire about receiving an application and/or waitlist updates. Here is the number:(952) 474-9036. Here is the website for the property as well that offers more information about the property: https://southshorepark.commonbond.org/
To find out about general housing availability, you can visit the "Find a Home" tab on our website: https://commonbond.org/find-a-home/ Here is the direct link: https://properties.commonbond.org/ourproperties. Each property has a website that gives further details regarding the property and qualifications. From there, it works best to call the contact number under the property of your choice to inquire about availability and find out how to apply.
You may also contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about housing.
Looking for lower price apartments I’m western side
Here are a few of our properties that are on the Western side/near Edina:
South Haven- contact number: 952-831-3372
Yorkdale Townhomes- contact number: 952-835-1998
Robert Will- contact number: 952-888-4535
Bassett Creek Commons- contact number: 763-543-2457
Willow Wood Estates- contact number: 763-277-8998
When you visit this link on our website https://properties.commonbond.org/ourproperties, you can also search by region for housing.
Can someone please call me at (651)508 -7101
Hi there, thank you for reaching out! Are you in need of housing information, or do you have another request? Feel free to let me know, and I can make sure the right person gives you a call to get you the answer you need.
I need to find housing for my mother so that see can have some where to live when she come up here for florida. Hoping it can be in the Minneapolis or area around minneapolis.
Thank you for reaching out! To find out about general housing availability, you can visit the “Find a Home” tab on our website: https://commonbond.org/find-a-home/ Here is the direct link: https://properties.commonbond.org/ourproperties. You can search by location, so in the search bar, you can type "Minneapolis, MN" to search in this location. Each property has a website that gives further details regarding the property and qualifications. From there, it works best to call the contact number under the property of your choice to inquire about availability and find out how to apply. You may also contact email@example.com to inquire about housing.