More than an affordable place to live

May 5, 2024 | Community Stories, Affordable Housing Stories

Photo courtesy of Cody Lere Photography

On any evening at The Radiant, a new housing community in Rapid City, you’ll hear warm laughter and vibrant chatter as residents connect. Whether for potlucks, resident council meetings, birthdays, or game nights, there is always something happening to bring neighbors together.

The Radiant is the first completed affordable housing project supported by the Black Hills Area Community Foundation’s housing initiative, the Rapid City Strategic Housing Trust Fund. The Community Foundation was proud to partner with Midwestern housing nonprofit CommonBond Communities, the John T. Vucurevich Foundation, and many other local partners for the project.

The Radiant housing community, courtesy of Cody Lere Photography

In August of 2023, CommonBond’s The Radiant opened its doors with 30 affordable units priced at below-market rates, along with 12 market-rate units, for Rapid City families. The price of the below-market-rate units depends on residents’ income levels, with affordable homes available for those earning between 30-60% of the Area Median Income.

In addition to providing stable, affordable housing, CommonBond Communities also offers supportive services, called Advantage Services, to residents. These individualized services are free and include help accessing food and transportation resources, employment and financial coaching, rent relief for housing stability, and more.

The Radiant housing community, courtesy of Cody Lere Photography

“When you have the stability a home provides, you can really focus on building your future and that is what our services help people do. They help residents become stable, independent, and get where they want to go in life,” said Karissa, the Advantage Services Coordinator at the new site, who is always eager to work with residents. 

By pairing affordable housing with wraparound services, The Radiant meets a critical regional need while supporting the long-term success of Rapid City residents.

Visit to learn more about The Radiant housing community.