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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
December 08, 2019: Isaiah News

2019 Rochester ISAIAH Community Meetings and news. 

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November 27, 2019: Community Networking Group (CNG) Relaunch Conversations

CNG Steering Committee collaborating with Mayor Kim Norton to launch CNG 2.0. 

 

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November 23, 2019: Minnesota Housing awards funding for two affordable housing projects in Rochester

The two local projects selected are Century Heights, a 76-unit project from Rochester-based Joseph Development, and Mayowood Apartments, a 30-unit development from Center City Housing Corporation.

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September 27, 2019: 2019 DMCC Affordable Housing Work Plan Status

2019 Presentations : September DMCC, meeting, May DMCC meeting and Feb DMCC meeting.

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August 18, 2019: 2019 Housing Status

Housing coalition has invested $3 million in 16 months.

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May 24, 2019: 2016-2020 Housing Framework (2Q2019)

More than $3 million in housing investment has been committed in the nearly 16 months since the Coalition for Rochester Area Housing was created with a $6 million goal.

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March 29, 2019: America’s City for Health

Engage area leaders about the need to converge various health/wellness initiatives to collective impact. 

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February 15, 2019: Councilman Michael Wojcik Comments to DMC pertaining to Affordable Housing

Here are 6 comments / Suggestions that that Councilman Wojcik sent do the DMC EDA and Board pertaining to how DMC can have a positive impact on the affordability of housing in the district and beyond.

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January 17, 2019: Affordable Housing Proposal

The City of Rochester is looking to have up to 10 floors of housing constructed on top of a brand new 650 unit parking ramp.

This is in both a targeted census tract, an opportunity zone and a couple blocks from the Mayo Clinic. The city spent an addition $500k to ensure footings could serve up to 10 addition levels of housing.

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December 09, 2018: Collective Impact Model to enable Housing Coalition

11/13/2018 Housing Coalition meeting starting a series of conversations regarding the future and role of the housing alliance in our community.  To start these conversations, Elaine Case will be presenting on the Community Impact model.

 

 

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November 18, 2018: Age Friendly Community Survey

How well is Rochester meeting your needs as you age? A survey.

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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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