Thistle

A private non-profit organization, Thistle is part of the heart and soul of Boulder County. Thistle develops, manages and preserves quality, permanently affordable rental and ownership homes in Boulder County. Since our founding in 1989, we’ve created over 1,000 affordable homes. With our valued partners, we invest in our properties to preserve and enhance over $45M in community assets.

We believe affordable housing is more than just a place to live. Thistle contributes to the diversity and inclusivity of our communities by creating comfortable, quality homes in welcoming neighborhoods and supporting working and low-income families to live near where they work. We listen to our residents and practice empathetic management, and partner with service providers for the benefit of our residents, staff and
community.

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Thistle Resources

Thistleonians of Note

An appreciation of our volunteers and key staff

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING FAQS

Crime Free, AMI, Section 8 and more

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RESIDENT OWNED COMMUNITIES

Preserving Mobile Home Communities in Colorado

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REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT

An Overview of Thistle's Development Activity

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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

A Summary of Thistle's PM Experience

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Community Research

Thistle Residents and Community Members Attitudes Toward Affordable Housing

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Community

Thistle stands out in the Community!

Testimonials

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