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.

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News & Media Archive

A Step Above: Developers finding new housing options for moderate-income renters
9/13/2018 – Affordable Housing Finance

More places to call home: New report highlights housing as single best investment for Minnesota’s economy
9/13/2018 – Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations

Eden Prairie church redevelopment would bring affordable senior housing
9/11/2018 – Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

New housing vs. used: Nonprofits try new tactic in affordability wars
8/31/2018 – Pioneer Press

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

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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