Collective Impact

(col·lec·tive im·pact) : bringing people together in a structured way to achieve social change.

Collective Impact Forum

Rapid City Collective Impact

 A community-supported initiative involving members of local government, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, businesses, grassroots citizens and a backbone organization who share the common goal of improving quality of life in Rapid City. RCCI is a program of the Black Hills Area Community Foundation.

Rapid City Housing Affordability Study

According to a report released by the Black Hills Knowledge Network, affordable housing is in short supply for low-income households in the Rapid City Market area.

An estimated 52% of households earning less than $20,000 per year paid more than half of their annual incomes towards housing in 2016.

For more information and to read the full study CLICK HERE.

CommonBond Communities Expands to Rapid City, SD

Rapid City Collective Impact to partner on much-needed affordable housing with services

Rapid City, SD and Saint Paul, MN – CommonBond Communities, a nonprofit developer and manager of affordable housing with onsite services, has announced it will expand its service area to provide affordable housing with services to the Rapid City community this year. This new effort to help meet the housing needs of the Rapid City area was developed in partnership with local community leaders from the Rapid City Collective Impact initiative.

In late 2018, CommonBond Communities initiated a feasibility study around housing needs and worked to determine the most likely path for a nonprofit affordable housing provider to enter the market. Through an extensive review of available data, and dozens of interviews with local leaders, it became clear the necessary resources and community leadership were available.

“We are pleased to expand our work to the Rapid City community,” said Deidre Schmidt, President and CEO of CommonBond Communities. “During our conversations with leaders in Rapid City, it became abundantly clear that this community can positively impact pressing housing needs through collaboration.”

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