Resident Research Adds to Housing Discussions

Resident Research Adds to Housing Discussions

One of the voices rarely heard in Boulder’s affordable housing discussion is that of people living in affordable homes. Thistle decided to listen. Since 2015, Thistle has been collaborating with researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder on the Boulder Affordable Housing Research Initiative (BAHRI) to learn more about what low-income working families face on […]

Thistle hosts ROC USA

Thistle hosts ROC USA

Since 2008, New Hampshire-based ROC (Resident-Owned Communities) USA has facilitated the transition of over 200 manufactured home parks with more than 12,000 homeowners into self-governing and self-managed neighborhoods. Thistle became a ROC Certified Technical Assistance Provider in early 2017. We are actively working with interested residents in several Colorado mobile home communities to purchase their […]

Pinewood Renovation Complete

Pinewood Renovation Complete

Pinewood resident Estela M. (left) reviews the check-in sheet with Thistle’s Brittany Padilla. Estela said, “I love the new floors and appliances and being back in my home.” Pinewood Apartments on Baseline and 22nd in Boulder has undergone a $1.8M renovation in the past three months. The Corwood Square properties consisting of Pinewood, Correll and […]

Corwood Square Renovation Underway

Corwood Square Renovation Underway

Thistle is investing $7M in construction in 80 apartments in three different apartment communities in Boulder: Correll Apartments (21 units), Pinewood Apartments (23 units) and Valmont Square (36 units). All properties are presently owned by Thistle, and will transition to the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program. Thistle staff is working with PEH Architects to […]

Thistle Board Member Elected to Boulder City Council

Thistle Board Member Elected to Boulder City Council

Thistle congratulates returning Boulder City Council members Mary Young and Sam Weaver and newly elected members Cindy Carlisle and Mirabai Nagle. We are pleased that the voters recognized the dedication and community involvement of Thistle Board member Jill Grano and elected her to a four-year term on the council. We look forward to working with the […]

Thistle issues Three RFPs

Thistle issues Three RFPs

BID SUBMISSIONS DUE AUGUST 10, 2017 Request for Proposal (RFP) Pinewood Apartment Rehabilitation Project Contractors are invited to bid on the rehabilitation of the following Property: Pinewood Apartments; 676 22nd Street, Boulder, CO 80302 Qualifications Contractors must submit a Qualifications Packet, which is to include the following information:  AIA Form A305 – Contractor’s Qualification […]

Thistle Joins ROC USA

Thistle Joins ROC USA

Homeowners in Colorado who live in mobile home communities will for the first time have the financing and technical expertise necessary to make resident ownership a reality through a collaboration between Thistle and the national ROC (Residential Owned Communities) USA Network. ROC USA and Thistle signed agreements making Thistle the ninth Certified Technical Assistance Provider […]

2018 Federal Budget May Affect Thistle and Our Residents

2018 Federal Budget May Affect Thistle and Our Residents

The Trump White House in early March offered up a proposed Federal Budget for FY 2018 that would trim a cool $6 billion from spending by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). We at Thistle Communities, Boulder County’s second-largest provider of affordable housing with almost 900 rental and homeownership opportunities under management, are […]