Staff Bio: Charles Patton


Senior Policy Analyst

Charles joined the Partnership in February 2016 as Senior Policy Analyst. In this role, Charles supports the data, research, and policy analysis needs of both the Reaching Home and HomeConnecticut Campaigns, as well as managing special projects related to both efforts. His role will include aggregating and analyzing housing related data to explore trends that can inform strategies to build strong communities.

Before assuming his current position Charles worked as a Data Analyst at the Portland Bureau of Transportation.  Here he created a user-friendly database to explore trends in employee automobile collisions, injuries, claims paid by the city, etc.  Prior to that, Charles served as a Research Associate at the Kirwan Institute.  Much of his research attempted to connect the dots between inequality in the labor market, education system, housing market, and criminal justice system.

Charles earned his B.A. in communication from DePaul University with a focused area of study on print journalism.  He also has a Ph.D. in sociology from Ohio State University. 

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