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

Setting aside housing for frequent health care users
7/30/2018 – ShelterForce

Many steps needed to ensure affordable housing for all
7/27/2018 – The Post Review

Editorial: Building ‘Opportunity St. Paul’
7/26/2018 – Pioneer Press

St. Paul’s quest for more affordable housing
7/25/2018 – Finance & Commerce

Rotating shelter organizers eye next steps
7/19/2018 – The Free Press

A revolution is brewing to end homelessness
7/12/2018 – OZY

CommonBond breaks out of the box
7/11/2018 – Affordable Housing Finance

Teweles Seed apartments in Walker’s Point to be rehabbed
7/11/2018 – Milwaukee Business Journal

Stemming the tide of evictions in Racine County
7/11/2018 – The Journal Times

Gaughan to build over landfill in Shakopee
6/28/2018 – Finance & Commerce

Pohlad Family Foundation shifts focus to housing
6/26/2018 – Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Pohlad Family Foundation focuses its giving on housing issues
6/26/2018 – Star Tribune

Many factors contribute to local affordable housing shortage
6/20/2018 – Rapid City Journal

Mankato seeking two new affordable housing projects
6/18/2018 – The Free Press

Workforce housing project nears opening
6/6/2018 – The Free Press

New housing proposed in Le Sueur
6/4/2018 – Le Sueur News-Herald

Changing the dialogue on affordable housing
5/25/2018 – Rapid City Journal

Anoka County to help fund two projects with federal dollars
5/22/2018 – ABC Newspapers

City of Milwaukee receives $10,000 grant from Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment to address evictions
5/7/2018 – Milwaukee Independent

Friday Opinuendo: On our ‘brown-eyed mayor,’ leadership, legacy, bonds and more…
5/4/2018 – Pioneer Press

Editorial: Don’t lose sight of housing, legislators
5/2/2018 – Pioneer Press

Shakopee approves flurry of new housing projects
4/29/2018 – Star Tribune

Experts Forum: What’s next in affordable housing?
4/27/2018 – Finance & Commerce

Friday Opinuendo: On persistence, recruitment, shelter, and more…
4/20/2018 – Twin Cities Pioneer Press

Letter to the Editor: Funding needed to ensure homes for all
4/15/2018 – Red Wing Republican Eagle

Madison affordable housing project gets $13.4 million in tax credits
4/8/2018 – Wisconsin State Journal

People on the move in Milwaukee: Willie Wade, Kristi Luzar, Ryan Daniels, Greg Lamas, Raynetta Hill
4/6/2018 – Milwaukee Business Journal

Helping the chronically homeless: Iowa City, Cedar Rapids take steps to get people in housing- fast
4/5/2018 – The Gazette

Shakopee City Council to vote on comprehensive plan amendment that will make or break the Canterbury Commons development
4/5/2018 – Shakopee Valley News

CommonBond names new Executive Vice President of Real Estate
3/26/2018 – Affordable Housing Finance

Iowa agency supports $7 million Waterloo housing project
3/16/2018 – The Courier

Former St. Paul planning director Cecile Bedor hired at CommonBond Communities
3/14/2018 – Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

State delivers $25.8 million more for Madison affordable housing projects
2/28/2018 – Wisconsin State Journal

WHEDA Awards $13.4 Million in LIHTCs
2/28/2018 – Affordable Housing Finance

Madison ‘well on track’ to hit goal of 1,000 affordable housing units thanks to federal tax credits
2/27/2018 – The Capital Times

Milwaukee mayor previews 2018 State of the City address
2/25/2018 – CBS 58 WDJT- Milwaukee

Crestwood Ridge affordable housing project on track to open this fall
2/24/2018 – The Gazette

Find out a big surprise about each of our 40 Under 40 winners
2/21/2018 – Milwaukee Business Journal

St. Paul City Council closes El Alamo bar after neighborhood uproar
2/19/2018 – Star Tribune

Eyes on affordable housing for working families
2/18/2018 – Pioneer Press Editorial

City officials: Trump budget undermines affordable housing
2/17/2018 – Mankato Free Press

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

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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