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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
June 27, 2021: AARP Age Friendly Community

(1) 2021-06-27 Status Community Report;  (2) 2020-01-15:Olmsted County joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.

 

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June 17, 2021: Sustainable, Resilient Rochester

Sustainability Task Force: Presentations to CMRC, Housing and Feedback from survey and action plan

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May 29, 2021: South-of-Downtown Waterfront Small Area Plan

  March and May 2021 status slides and recording. 

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May 26, 2021: Bryk Apartments March and May Status

March and May reports to DMCC including video, documents and presentations. 

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March 07, 2021: City of Rochester, MN - Covid Impacts and Branding

(1) Study Session (2) Covid Impact  (3) Unify branding of City departments and teammates

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March 06, 2021: Housing Alliance Coalition

   Work Products: 2021 Housing Profile and Coalition Report 2020

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March 02, 2021: Racism and the Economy -- Federal Reserve Series

Understanding the implications of structural racism in America's economy. 

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February 03, 2021: Destination Medical Center (DMC)

DMCC Feb.3, 2021 Board Meeting and joint leaders meeting

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November 21, 2020: November 2020 DMCC Board Meeting

(1) November 2020 Board Meeting (2) 5 Year DMC Plan Updates and Covid Effects

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November 13, 2020: County of Olmsted, MN Covid CARES Funding

(1) Nonprofit grant with RAF (2) SMB grant with RAEDI (3) CARES Act Funds allocation.

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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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