News & Media

Get the latest news about CommonBond—from spotlights on residents and updates on our progress in creating more homes, to the issues around affordable housing.

CommonBond in the News

Neighbors voice concerns over proposal to build juvenile rehabilitation center on Milwaukee’s north side
1/24/2018 – CBS 58 WDJT Milwaukee

Speaker decries dearth of affordable housing during MLK luncheon
1/17/2018 – Kenosha News

Affordable Housing: Governer’s task force jump starts critical issue
1/6/2018 – Mankato Free Press

Affordable housing round-up: Is Madison on track to build 1,000 affordable units in five years?
12/23/2017 – The Cap Times (

Mounds View students make hats for affordable housing residents
12/10/2017 – CBS Local News

Developers, advocates of affordable housing cautiously watch tax reform debate
12/4/2017 – Star Tribune

Housing costs, transportation challenges make it hard to escape cycle of poverty
11/30/2017 – Lakeshore Weekly News

Affordable housing threatened by federal tax bill
11/21/2017 – Kare 11 News

How tax bill threatens affordable housing in Minnesota
11/21/2017 – Finance & Commerce

Tax proposal threatens affordable housing in Iowa
11/21/2017 – Des Moines Register

CommonBond Communities and Habitat for Humanity receive $1M loans
11/20/2017 – Star Tribune

F.R. Bigelow Foundation & Saint Paul Foundation invests $2M creates new opportunities for affordable homes in the east metro
11/15/2017 – F.R. Bigelow Foundation

Editorial: Work to watch: ‘Opportunity St. Paul
11/2/2017 – Pioneer Press

Winona’s Housing Task Force to send recommendations to City Council
10/26/2017 – Winona Daily News

Meet Damian Miguel Epps, candidate for at-large Cedar Rapids City Council seat
10/13/2017 – The Gazette

Madison moving to create more low-cost housing
10/5/2017 – Wisconsin State Journal

Workforce housing project breaks ground: 50-unit Dublin Crossing to open next summer
9/20/2017 – Mankato Free Press

Construction begins on $10M affordable housing complex in Mankato
9/19/2017 – KEYC Mankato News

The NIMBY fight that rocked an Iowa city
9/8/2017 – CityLab

Apartment sellers cut profits to keep rents low
7/28/2017 – Finance & Commerce

Derek Madsen has been named EVP for resource development at CommonBond Communities in St. Paul
9/8/2017 – Chronicle of Philanthropy

Homeless shelter projects take persistence
8/21/2017 – Finance & Commerce

Top Projects of 2016: Seward Towers
7/27/2017 – Finance & Commerce

A success story in rent affordability after a deal
7/20/2017 – Star Tribune

Preserving Minnesota’s naturally occurring affordable housing stock
7/14/2017 – Finance & Commerce

Crowdfunding and broker platforms bring impact investing closer
7/6/2017 –

Affordable housing property near new St. Paul soccer stadium site sells for $4.25 million
6/30/2017 – MSP Business Journal

Sold Out: Affordable Housing at Risk (TPT Documentary)
6/11/2017 – TPT

The 19th Annual GrandeGala “Lights, Camera, Action” was a night to remember
6/9/2017 – Minnesota Monthly

Crestwood debate ends, demonstration now begins
5/25/2017 – The Gazette

Cedar Rapids City Council changes course, supports affordable housing complex
5/23/2017 – The Gazette

CommonBond wants to be a community asset
5/20/2017- The Gazette

City falls behind in construction of affordable housing
5/20/2017- Mankato Free Press

Planning Commission changes course, backs Crestwood Ridge
5/4/2017- The Gazette

New Impact Investing marketplace links social enterprises and investors
4/23/2017- Forbes Magazine

Experts Forum: How to Make Mixed Income Housing Happen
5/3/2017- Finance & Commerce

Crestwood Ridge in Cedar Rapids: Second chances & better processes
4/9/2017 – The Gazette

Trump’s 2018 budget declares war on the poor- here’s how you can help
5/6/2017- MinnPost

City Planning Commission voted 7-1 to recommend approval of a ‘successive application’ to reconsider rezoning land for Crestwood Ridge
4/7/2017- The Gazette

Mayor Coleman to immigrants: ‘Our police officers are here to protect you, not oppress you
2/8/2017 – Pioneer Press

Joe’Mar Hooper joins CommonBond as Wisconsin Market Leader
1/13/2017 – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Freddie Mac steps in to help nonprofit investors preserve affordable housing
12/03/2016 – Star Tribune

CommonBond trying to salvage $8 million low income housing tax credit
10/31/2016 – The Gazette

Facts must drive council housing vote
10/21/2016 – The Gazette

Reweaving St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood: Growing teen leaders and vegetables, too
10/28/2016 – Pioneer Press

How to overcome hurdles to affordable housing
10/28/2016 – Finance & Commerce

“Impact Investing” grows to advance affordable housing, other causes
11/02/2016 – Star Tribune

Busting Myths About Affordable Housing and the People Who Live There
11/20/2016 – The Gazette

Media Inquiries
Contact: Alicia Cordes-Mayo
Marketing Communications Director
Office: 651-290-6201

Subject Matter Expertise
Looking for an expert to comment on an issue?
Contact Alicia Cordes-Mayo to schedule an interview.
Our staff members have expertise in these areas:
• Affordable Housing Development & Financing
• Community Development
• Community Revitalization
• Eviction Prevention
• Long-Term Homelessness/Supportive Housing
• Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing (NOAH)
• Social Impact Investing

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