Mostly Exciting Ways to Use Census Data for Understanding Your Community
Join us for this absolutely-not-boring-at-all discussion of how the Census Factfinder and IPUMS data sets can help housing professionals explore and learn about the communities they serve. We’ll dig into advanced methods for finding data by specific geography and category. We’ll look at housing needs, neighborhood-level demographics, and even some interesting trends. This workshop will also introduce the Integrate Public Use Micro Series data set that allows for completely customizable analysis using the American Community Survey response data. You’ll walk away with new ideas and a few helpful Excel templates for working with Census data that will speed up future projects.
Christopher D. Brechlin Bio
Christopher is a specialist at helping mission-driven organizations leverage data and technology for social good. He has worked with close to 100 public and private sector organizations over the last seven years on analytics, web development, and systems design projects. Throughout his career, he’s relied heavily on open data, particularly products from the U.S. Census Bureau, and is regularly consulted as an expert in using public data sources to generate valuable insights and identify community needs. Christopher is currently the Senior Program and Data Analyst on the Planning, Research, and Evaluation team at the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority. He holds a Master of Public Policy degree from UConn with an advanced certificate in Business Analytics. He also sits on the boards of Hands on Hartford and the Greater Hartford Young Democrats.
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