Director of Research: Brian Koziol, MURP
Brian is the Director of Research at HOME. He holds a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from Virginia commonwealth University. Brian has conducted research and authored numerous reports on access to opportunity, housing affordability, mortgage lending, foreclosures, vacant properties, regional employment, transportation, and demographics, in addition to Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. Brian has testified before the Virginia General Assembly on Fair Housing legislation, is a frequent speaker at the Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference, and most recently, was a panelist at the National Fair Housing Alliance annual conference In-Service Training program on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, where he spoke about AI best practices and the appropriate use of data. He routinely receives fair housing training from the National Fair Housing Alliance and at conferences sponsored by HUD, the John Marshall Law School, and the National Community Reinvestment Council (NCRC).
President and CEO: Heather Crislip, Esq.
Heather serves as the chief executive of HOME and personally directs HOME’s consulting. While living in New Haven, Connecticut, she directed the region’s welfare to work one-stop center and served as assistant to the mayor for policy analysis, where she worked on workforce development and homeownership issues. She also oversaw a large investigation to assess the region’s compliance with the Fair Housing Act, conducted an analysis of impediments and made recommendations to improve the education, outreach, and enforcement of fair housing laws. Returning to Virginia in 2009, Heather oversaw the bipartisan policy projects for the Miller Center at the University of Virginia, including the Goode National Transportation Policy Project, which was honored by President Obama in 2010 and described as a “landmark” policy report by the Washington Post. Heather holds a B.A. in economics and political science from Mary Washington College and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law.