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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 2020, 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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School’s back in session, and we’re ready to help.

It’s no surprise that back-to-school looks different this year. Parents and teachers alike have grappled with what’s best for youth and families ever since COVID-19 closed schools and many workplaces in March. Months later, there are still conflicting answers. But we have been working relentlessly, re-imagining our options to ensure… Read More

Lifting Spirits with Art at Northpoint and Falls Meadowridge

Amidst all of the difficulties that COVID-19 has introduced, CommonBond staff are committed to finding ways to connect and spark some joy within our communities. Recently, staff at Northpoint Townhomes and Falls Meadowridge Townhomes organized some creative remote activities with their residents to help lift spirits. The “Color Northpoint Beautiful”… Read More

How to Volunteer in Milwaukee Right Now

Like many cities across the U.S., Milwaukee, Wisconsin is contending with the health crisis of COVID-19 and unrest in response to longtime struggles with racism. Milwaukee is consistently listed as one of the most segregated cities in the country, and the… Read More

1,700 Masks Later, A Resident Keeps Sewing for her Community

In spite of all the challenges that COVID-19 has brought, one resident at Yorkdale has found a way to keep herself busy at home and support her community by putting her sewing skills to work—personally making and donating masks for friends, family, and community members. Read more about her community… Read More

4 Nonprofits Helping Iowa Derecho Storm Victims

Last week, many communities and homes were devastated by an extreme weather event called a derecho storm in Iowa. The derecho—a massive, long-lasting storm with hurricane qualities characterized by extreme winds and thunderstorms—flattened power lines and fields of crops, and caused severe damage to homes and businesses across the state. Read More

CommonBond’s Continued Expansion Efforts across the Midwest

With the economic repercussions of COVID-19 continuing to threaten the health of our communities, the need for homes that are safe and affordable is more urgent than ever. In the face of great instability for so many renters across the country, CommonBond Communities remains deeply committed to providing supportive services… Read More

How to Volunteer in Iowa Right Now

The health crises of COVID-19 and civil unrest have tested cities across the country. In Eastern Iowa, cities including Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Davenport share these struggles and are grappling with how to serve their most vulnerable populations. Record-high unemployment has left many Iowans without a steady… Read More

How to Volunteer in Minneapolis Right Now

2020 has brought on a set of challenges unlike anything the city of Minneapolis has ever faced. First was the urgent response to the health crisis of COVID-19. Then, the killing of George Floyd cast a light on the racist systems still deeply rooted in the city and… Read More

Increasing Affordability in the Greater Twin Cities Area

The end of July brought two exciting property and land acquisitions—Willow Wood Estates property in Plymouth (pictured above), and Owasso Gardens land in Roseville. These purchases will result in 100 more units of affordable housing for communities in the greater Twin Cities area! Located at 10850 South Shore Drive just… Read More

Notice of security incident

To provide full transparency for supporters of CommonBond Communities, we want to share that a third-party vendor we contract with experienced a security breach. Blackbaud, which hosts our database containing CommonBond supporters (and is the largest cloud software company in the world serving nonprofits), had a ransomware attack on its… Read More