BOULDER (May 20)– Thistle Community Housing (Thistle) announced today a new partnership with Esusu, the leading financial technology company leveraging rent reporting for credit-building, to make Esusu’s rent reporting platform available to Thistle’s Family of Affordable Renters, nearly 600 individuals and families.

Esusu reports on-time rent payments to the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Transunion, and Experian) to establish and boost credit scores for residents, and those with a positive rental payment history could see immediate results as the platform has an automatic 24-month look-back feature. The partnership would also allow residents the opportunity to access Esusu’s 0% rent stability program, which helps those at risk of missing a rental payment.

“Our Vision at Thistle is to assist moderate and lower-income individuals and families by developing a pipeline of affordable rental and homeownership housing and creating economic opportunities and wealth building for all residents in Boulder County. Esusu is helping us achieve this vision,” said Paul D’Angelo, CEO at Thistle.

“This partnership with Thistle is designed to help residents across the country build healthier financial futures through rent reporting,” said Samir Goel and Wemimo Abbey, co-founders and co-CEOs of Esusu. “Thistle’s commitment to economic opportunity for their residents, who Thistle sees as partners, made them a natural partner in our mission to create equitable financial access for everyone.”

In addition to earning credit improvement, renters will have access to the Esusu Renters Marketplace, where they have the opportunity to access other financial literacy and credit education courses to help support their path to financial independence and success.  Thistle has also added a Resource Section on their website, including a Future Homeownership Guide, to help interested individuals and families achieve their dream of affordable homeownership.

About Thistle

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. It supports moderate and lower-income individuals and families by offering affordable housing opportunities to live near where they may work or have family. Thistle listens to and works with its residents and partners with service providers for the benefit of its residents, staff and community.

About Esusu

Esusu is the leading financial technology platform that leverages data solutions to empower residents and improve property performance. Esusu’s rent reporting platform captures rental payment data and reports it to credit bureaus to boost credit scores. This allows renters to build and establish their credit scores while helping property owners mitigate against initiating evictions, powered by differentiated data and insights. Founded in 2018, Esusu reaches over three million rental units across all 50 states in the United States. Learn more at