Michael MacKenzie

Michael MacKenzie

Research associate

Kearney House Phone: (804) 828-7787 Email:


  • Housing policy and analysis
  • Neighborhood revitalization
  • Data analysis and visualization


B.A., Communication Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.U.R.P., Virginia Commonwealth University

Michael 'Mike' MacKenzie joined CURA in the summer of 2016 as a research associate after serving as housing, research and policy analyst at Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia (HOME). He has co-written fair housing analyses for communities in Virginia and Louisiana and helped lead an investigation into the practices of mortgage lenders, property inspectors, and contractors tasked with maintaining foreclosed properties around Virginia. MacKenzie has also served as a grant writer for a Richmond nonprofit and a freelance journalist for local and national radio stations and websites. He graduated from VCU's Master of Urban and Regional Planning program in 2011 after spending time at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany as part of a student exchange.