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About Thistle
Community Housing

Thistle Community Housing is a non-profit organization that is part of the heart and soul of affordable housing in Boulder County. Thistle develops, manages, and preserves quality, permanently affordable rental and ownership homes. We support moderate and lower-income individuals and families by offering affordable housing opportunities to live near where they may work or have family. We listen to and work with our Residents and partner with service providers for the benefit of our residents, our staff, and our community.


To produce, preserve & protect quality, permanently affordable rental homes and homeownership opportunities for moderate and lower-income individuals and families, seniors, veterans and people with disabilities.


Why Thistle
Community Housing

Thistle Community Housing offers comfortable, quality affordable rental and ownership homes at a price you can afford by balancing your housing costs with your overall income. Our communities have excellent locations close to parks, schools, restaurants, shopping and public transportation. Our Thistle communities are family friendly and offer ample opportunities to live, work and play in Boulder County!


Assist moderate and lower-income individuals and families by developing a pipeline of affordable rental and homeownership housing, creating economic opportunities and wealth building for all residents in Boulder County. 

NeighborWorks America

In 2004, Thistle Community Housing became a charter organization of NeighborWorks America to receive investments, technical support and training. 

NeighborWorks America is a congressionally chartered nonprofit organization that supports community development in the United States and Puerto Rico. The organization provides grants and technical assistance to more than 250 community development organizations. NeighborWorks America provides training for housing and community development professionals through its national training institutes.

NeighborWorks Americas' mission is to create opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Value Statement

As an Equal Opportunity Housing provider, we welcome and encourage all individuals into our Thistle Family of Housing. This includes not only our Thistle Team, but also our Thistle Community Housing residents. As we continue to fulfill our mission to produce, preserve, and protect affordable housing, we will continue to strive to create an inclusive space for our residents and employees.

Thistle Community Housing's History

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