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We’re coming to Rapid City!

We’re excited to share we are expanding the geography of our work by teaming up with great partners in Rapid City, South Dakota! With plans to begin acquiring and developing in 2019, we’re working closely with Rapid City leaders and advocates to not only positively impact housing needs, but also to be a good neighbor […]

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Meet Rachel, Grand Key Award winner

We’re proud to announce our 2019 Grand Key Award winner, Rachel Ladd, who was presented with the award (and a well-deserved Wonder Woman headband) at CommonBond’s all-staff retreat. Rachel is an Advantage Services Coordinator at our Yorkdale Townhomes community in Edina, MN. The Grand Key Award honors an employee who… Read More

Creating Opportunities for Vibrant Lives

 “In this building there is purpose. That’s the most important thing about this building.” – Judy, a CommonBond resident Throughout life, we’re all looking for a feeling of belonging and purpose. But as we age, that sense of… Read More

School’s out for summer. Now what?

Rachel Ladd is a CommonBond Advantage Services Coordinator at Yorkdale Townhomes in Edina, MN. Think back—can you remember that last-day-of-school feeling? The promise of summer freedom is usually irresistible. But after the first week of sleeping in and playing video games all day, the boredom sets in. And when a… Read More

We’re coming to Rapid City!

We’re excited to share we are expanding the geography of our work by teaming up with great partners in Rapid City, South Dakota! With plans to begin acquiring and developing in 2019, we’re working closely with Rapid City leaders and advocates to not only positively impact housing needs, but also… Read More

Stopping the Summer Slide

With warm weather consistently rolling in, many people are excited for what finally feels to be the start of summer. Family vacations, baseball games, and grilling out are welcome anticipations. But buried under these fun plans is a problem that many families struggle with: how do we keep kids cared… Read More

Four Eviction Myths

Evictions are traumatic, and over the years, we’ve heard a lot of misconceptions about them. We can all agree that evictions are bad, but the impacts are a lot farther reaching than most realize. So, we want to take a minute to share a few of the more… Read More

Success in housing: How much does criminal background matter?

For more than three years, Aeon, Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, CommonBond Communities and Project for Pride in Living have joined forces (and data) to learn more about the relationship between criminal history and success in housing. This is a first-of-its-kind study, and we’re proud to finally announce the results of… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Sean

Late in 2016, Sean Reisman was searching for a volunteer opportunity. An attorney by day, Sean wanted a meaningful way to connect with his community, and his goal was two-fold: First, he needed an outlet outside of litigation work to dedicate some time and resources to. Second, he wanted that… Read More

News: Volunteers and Working for a Better St. Paul

CommonBond is proud to partner with Interfaith Action Coalition, who help connect our volunteer tutor opportunities with engaged members of faith communities in and around St. Paul.  Read an article by their president, Randi Roth, about their vision for a more compassionate greater St. Paul!… Read More

Building Community at Westminster Place

The youth at Westminster Place walk into the community room, excitedly chattering and laughing with each other. Without breaking stride, they head over to the space where the reading mats are folded and stacked neatly. Following some negotiations about who gets which mat, the kids greet the volunteer reader, lay… Read More