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Our last 50th Anniversary Art Piece!

As our 50th anniversary year comes to a close, we are happy to announce our last 50th Anniversary Art Piece! Throughout this year, we released locally-commissioned art pieces, each representing our anniversary theme, “Our Neighbors, Our Communities.” Today, we’re excited to share the final finished piece!  Click… Read More

December Decade Wrap Up: the 2010s and Onward

For December, our last #CBC50 post is focused on our most recent history—the 2010s.  The 2010s were marked by continued expansion, especially throughout Milwaukee. We spent time researching the effects of our programs and gained new insight about Social Return on Investment (SROI) due to our… Read More

November Decade Reflection: Featuring the 2000s

It’s November, which means we’re sharing #CBC50 history from the 2000s to celebrate 50 years of stable homes, strong futures, and vibrant communities. This was an exciting decade because we expanded for the first time into two other states: Wisconsin and Iowa. We also acquired our… Read More

October Decade Reflection: Featuring the 1990s

The ‘70s and ‘80s brought many challenges our way, but also resulted in growth, strength…and many name changes! During the ‘90s, we officially became CommonBond Communities. We also gave our resident services programs a name—Advantage Centers—coined by residents at Yorkdale Townhomes in Edina.  Preservation of affordable… Read More

September Decade Reflection: Featuring the 1980s

For the month of September we are bringing you another #CBC50 reflection, this month featuring history from the 1980s. During the ‘80s, we expanded our services side of the organization by hiring social workers, teachers, community organizers and other human service professionals. This laid the foundation for our… Read More

Celebrating 50 Years, Decade by Decade

As we continue to celebrate 50 years of affordable housing in the Twin Cities, we’re looking back to how it all started, and how our history can help guide the path ahead. Every month through December, we’ll be sharing a piece of CommonBond history from each decade, starting with the… Read More

Community within Buildings: An Inside Look at Advantage Services

CommonBond Communities focuses on housing stability, and we do so not only by building and preserving affordable homes within communities. An integral part of our work happens inside communities, inside apartment buildings, where our Advantage Services staff work with residents to connect them with resources and help them reach… Read More

Celebrating 50 years: Thank you for stepping up!

As we reflect on our 50th anniversary, we wanted to acknowledge how critical it is that the folks who support our mission have continued to show up—despite the many new challenges of the past year. From additional donations, to adapting to virtual volunteering, to attending online events, CommonBond supporters have… Read More
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