Program Details: Open to the public

Boulder Affordable Housing

The goal of the Boulder Affordable Housing Research Initiative (BAHRI) research project is to conduct compelling and informative research on affordable housing needs, accessibility, and availability. The project is designed to collect and analyze comprehensive and collaborative research on affordable housing in Boulder County.

The project gathers and shares data with a diverse array of affordable housing organizations and local stakeholders. Affordable housing issues are currently being addressed by a number of diverse groups and individuals throughout the county. This project is working with multiple organizations and residents to incorporate various perspectives and synthesize a comprehensive and encompassing understanding of different efforts, opportunities, and initiatives focused on affordable housing and housing insecurity. Access to affordable housing in Boulder varies considerably between and within different stakeholder groups, and affordable housing organizations, such as Thistle Communities, depend on housing data to shape their work plans.

The research design for this project incorporates collection of qualitative data and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data including GIS-mapping, historical data and census information, as well as workshops, focus groups and interviews with multiple constituents. In addition to conducting collaborative research with local organizations, this project is actively including individuals currently seeking affordable housing in Boulder, especially un- or under-represented groups. Using these methods, the research team provides a broader understanding of how the Boulder housing market has shifted, how has had an impact on affordable housing access and what is being done to improve affordable housing options.

This is a public program. For more information, please visit the program website.


In Colorado

  • Boulder
  • Denver
  • Longmont

Program Partners

Supporting This Program

  • Boulder Housing Coalition
  • Boulder Housing Partners
  • Maria Rogers Oral History Project
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Thistle Communities

Sponsoring Units

Arts & Sciences, College of

  • Geography, Department of
  • Honors Program

Program Contact

Jennifer Fluri
Project Investigator

Program Categories


  • Social Sciences

Program Types:

  • Community Development
  • Evaluation/Data Analysis Services


  • General Public
  • Non-Profit Organization
  • Urban Communities

We do our best to accurately represent CU Boulder’s outreach programs and services, but they are subject to change and may no longer be active in a community. Please contact the program directly for current information.