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Organization: CommonBond

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: Our work comes from a simple notion: Home is the foundation for everything in life. And when life throws a curveball, the home should be a safe place to land — not another source of worry. Having a place to call your own is a basic right for everyone. We were founded in part as a response to racial and economic injustices in the communities we serve. Since the early 1970s, CommonBond Communities has provided homes and supportive services for those most in need. Now, nearly 50 years later, injustices still exist and our mission is more relevant than ever. Our expertise ranges from interacting with officials on complex legislation and developing properties, to making sure a child has a safe place to do homework and caring for homeless populations and veterans. In spite of the obstacles and systems that exist to hold people back, we persevere in order to create equitable housing that’s affordable for all.

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CommonBond’s newest senior housing development opened recently in Rochester, Minnesota. Towne Club Senior Apartments provides 40 units of affordable housing for seniors aged 62 and up.

The building is designed to facilitate integration of the senior residents into the surrounding neighborhood and encourage interaction among residents within the development. 

Apartments are designed to accommodate the needs of residents becoming less mobile and the building includes a large community room and kitchen, staff offices, and a number of smaller multi-purpose rooms.

 

 


Related News and Status


 

Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Housing

Key reports on: CommonBond


January 27, 2023: Zumbro Valley Medical Society

1. Zumbro Valley Medical Society Awards its 2022 Community Service Award to Olmsted County Housing Stability Team;   

2. Zumbro Valley Medical Society program aims to connect medical students with local service providers as part of academic year elective.

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January 19, 2023: Housing Alliance Coalition BIPOC Co-designing

Housing Alliance Coalition BIPOC Co-designing Co-designing report

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December 08, 2022: Olmsted County Statewide Health Improvement Partnership

Application for Community Partner Funding Awards will open on December 7, 2022

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November 12, 2022: Destination Medical Center (DMC)

November 2022 DMCC Board Meeting: notable topics: Experience Metrics,  Soldier Fields, Equitable development, Discovery square, Heart of the City

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November 11, 2022: Destination Medical Center (DMC)

November 2022 DMCC Meeting: Featuring Equity Development 

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October 19, 2022: County of Olmsted, MN $31 million ARPA

Olmsted County’s latest video provides insight into how we are using nearly $31 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

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October 01, 2022: West Transit Village

September DMCC Board Status: NTH to run a developer selection process with Mayo

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September 13, 2022: DMC Information

July 2022 Destination Medical Center Information Sheet.  

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September 12, 2022: Welcoming Week Related Events 2022

Olmsted County and other community events related to Welcoming Week 2022

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August 27, 2022: Rochester, MN 2023 Budget Supplemental Budget

2022-08-22 City Council Study Session on 2023 Supplemental Budget

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August 10, 2022: Housing Alliance Coalition Senior Housing Report

(A) Aug 2022 status: Request for Proposals for Senior Housing Development;  (B) Dec, 2021 status: (1) Senior Housing Community Co-Design Project Report;  (2) Project Background: Describing Senior Housing Project and Recruiting Co-Designing Team Members

 

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July 20, 2022: County of Olmsted, MN Resident Survey

High-level results from the Olmsted County 2022 Resident Survey were shared at the Olmsted County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

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June 25, 2022: May 18, 2022 DMCC Board Meeting

May 2022 Proceedings and notable breakouts

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May 02, 2022: Olmsted County & Rochesster Joining House America

 Olmsted County and the City of Rochester commit to federal housing solutions effort, House America

 

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Impacts

The work of this organization may have impacts on the following areas:

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Housing

Lvl 2: Waterfront

DMC Impact: Waterfront

Community Health Impact area: Financial Stress/Homelessness

 


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Organization Life Cycle Assessment (Pause, Startup, Steady, Isolated Impact, Collective Impact  Unknown)

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