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Eviction Prevention: It’s at the Heart of our Work

Evictions are challenging. And every eviction costs money to the resident as well as our entire community. We recently engaged Ernst & Young to study the impact of our Eviction Prevention services for residents. Better understanding this program—which is at the core of our Advantage Services model—helps us talk with our partners and the community […]

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Dublin Crossing Brings Affordable Housing to Mankato

“It’s really about providing people who do good and necessary jobs in Mankato with a place they can afford to live in a good location.” With the development of the region outpacing housing, we’re excited to be part of the much-needed affordable options in the Mankato community! Learn more about… Read More

Eviction Prevention: It’s at the Heart of our Work

Evictions are challenging. And every eviction costs money to the resident as well as our entire community. We recently engaged Ernst & Young to study the impact of our Eviction Prevention services for residents. Better understanding this program—which is at the core of our Advantage Services model—helps us talk… Read More

Building Community Connections: Meet Officer Marks

For the past two summers, Officer Scott Marks has spent his Tuesday afternoons building bottle rockets, potting plants, and hanging out with kids in the summer program at CommonBond’s Crown Ridge community. Marks is the Community Engagement Officer for the City of Minnetonka Police Department, and feels that as part… Read More

Skyline Tower Teens Help Build Midway Peace Park

The Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area is a national leader in accessible parks and open space. But for the residents of St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood, finding open, outdoor spaces has proven to be more of a challenge. Luckily, some youth residents at CommonBond’s Skyline Tower community have been heavily involved in… Read More

News: Affordable Housing Finance Magazine

We recently connected with Affordable Housing Finance to discuss the growing issue of a lack of Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing (often referred to as NOAH), and how we are working to overcome this challenge in our communities. You can read more and link to the article directly here. For… Read More

Riverview Senior Artists: “Exploring Our Mark”

After 10 weeks of developing their artistic skills through classes, the residents of Riverview Apartments showcased their work at “Exploring Our Mark,” an art exhibition hosted at the Schmidt Artist Lofts in St. Paul. The classes and exhibit were part of a partnership between CommonBond Communities and EngAGE, a nonprofit… Read More

Our Impact in 2017

We had a busy and exciting year in 2017. In partnership with residents, community partners, and donors, we helped change lives, improved homes, and expanded opportunities. Read our annual report for highlights!… Read More

A Home to Heal and Grow

Finding stability in a CommonBond home means something different for every person that moves in. It might mean creating a stable base from which to reach other goals, or finding a community that supports and empowers. Perhaps it’s finally finding peace in a home that is comfortable and nicely maintained. Read More

Coincidental Connection: A Study Buddies Story

Residents’ stories are at the heart of CommonBond’s work. Sometimes these stories involve huge milestones, like making a move toward homeownership. Others—like this one—are remarkable stories born from a seemingly ordinary experience while living in a CommonBond community. CommonBond is dedicated to providing residents with the resources they need to… Read More

A Move Toward Homeownership

In 2011, Talise Owens-Hundley moved into Glenbrook Apartments as a single mother with two young girls. Talise was grateful for the help she was receiving, including rent assistance and food stamps, but knew she wanted more for both herself and her family. “I wanted to get off the system,” Talise… Read More