The Need Continues. So Do We.
CommonBond Communities was formed in 1971, with a goal of creating affordable housing during a time of significant racial and economic injustice. Nearly five decades later, the injustices still exist and – while we’ve accomplished a great deal – our work is more important than ever. We continue to provide homes and support services for those most in need in our community.
Since our beginning with one half-time employee, CommonBond has flourished into the Upper Midwest’s largest nonprofit provider of affordable housing with services. By integrating services and housing, we were the first to offer more than just a quality place to live. Our model has always been about supporting people in achieving their goals.
Today we provide homes and services for nearly 12,000 people every year. We develop, own, or manage more than 6,000 affordable rental apartments and townhomes throughout 56 cities in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.
Our beliefs in dignity, respect, and inclusiveness for all people are the driving forces behind our commitment to CommonBond residents. From high-quality buildings to life-changing support services, we create environments and experiences that help each resident meet their goals and be their best self.
We build stable homes, strong futures, and vibrant communities. We are CommonBond.
CommonBond Communities’ mission is to build stable homes, strong futures, and vibrant communities.
Every person has a dignified, affordable home that supports independence and advancement within a flourishing community.
At CommonBond Communities, we believe people are our greatest assets and critical to our success. And because we value all individuals and the varied, complex, and rich identities they bring to the organization, we define diversity broadly to include all of the characteristics that make each person unique. This includes, but is not limited to: age, gender, race, class, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender presentation, physical ability, marital status, economic background, and life experience. Read More
CommonBond Communities values being a good neighbor and environmental steward. As a leader in the affordable housing industry, we recognize our responsibility to have a positive impact on our residents, properties, and the greater community. Our goal is to intentionally promote environmental and financial sustainability across our organization, particularly in the areas of:
Recycling and Waste Reduction
We Believe All Residents Can Achieve Their Goals.
CommonBond’s Advantage Services are a critical part of our housing and services approach. This wide array of life-changing programs and services demonstrates time and time again that, given the right support and opportunities, every person can thrive.
Older Adults & People with Disabilities
• Support to live independently longer
• Community engagement and leadership development opportunities
• Group health and wellness programs. Learn More
CommonBond staff members or partners provide services at all CommonBond properties.