Alumnus Christopher D. Brechlin Hosts CT Housing Coalition Workshop
On March 20th, the Connecticut Housing Coalition invited Christopher Brechlin to host a workshop entitled “Mostly Exciting Ways to Use Census Data for Understanding Your Community.” The presentation focused on how the Census Factfinder and IPUMS data sets can help housing professionals explore and learn about the communities they serve. In addition, Chris took a look at housing needs, neighborhood-level demographics and interesting trends. Attendees of the workshop gained new ideas and learned helpful Excel templates that will speed up future projects that work with Census data.
Chris Brechlin earned his Master of Public Policy with an advanced certificate in Business Analytics in 2018, and serves as the Senior Program and Data Analyst on the Planning, Research, and Evaluation team at the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority. He is a specialist at helping mission-driven organizations leverage data and technology for social good. Additionally, Christopher sits on the boards of Hands on Hartford and the Greater Hartford Young Democrats.