PhD candidate Shae Frydenlund interviewing a resident at Kimbark Apartments in Longmont.

Boulder Affordable Housing Research Initiative

Since 2015 Thistle has partnered with researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder Geography Department on the Boulder Affordable Housing Research Initiative (BAHRI). Researchers surveyed and interviewed Thistle residents and Community Land Trust homeowners regarding their attitudes, views and experience living in affordable homes. To read their report from rental resident studies, click here. To see their findings regarding affordable homeowners, click here.


NeighborWorks Community Impact Measurement Survey

In 2013, Thistle surveyed a section of the North Boulder community to assess the residents’ quality of life, their level of community engagement and their expectations regarding the future. This area is economically and ethnically diverse. Read the results here..