Impact of the Shale Oil Industry on Ohio's Housing Market
The Marcellus and Utica shale formations extending through eastern Ohio hold large deposits of oil and gas resources. Shale oil development, including horizontal drilling activity, has consequently increased in this region of the state creating the potential for environmental, economic and social impacts. The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA), in partnership with the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA), has contracted with a number of universities and other organizations, including The Ohio State University's Department of Agricultural, Environment, and Development Economics; Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs; Cleveland State University's Levin College of Urban Affairs; the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO); and Vogt Santer Insights to examine housing markets in the counties of Ohio impacted by shale oil development. This collaborative research effort resulted in the release of several reports and dashboards highlighting the effects of shale oil development on housing markets in rural eastern Ohio including housing affordability and availability.
Eastern Ohio Shale Dashboard
Prepared by Cleveland State University, Levin College of Urban Affairs, Center for Economic Development and Center for Community Planning & Development
This dashboard summarizes recent trends in energy exploration and processing in the eight-county shale region (Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe, and Noble) and changes in housing availability and affordability. This document provides further quantitative detail on the impact of drilling and petrochemical processing for policymakers, developers and others interested in the local housing market.
- Eastern Ohio Shale Dashboard – November 2017 (3.79 MB Adobe PDF File) New
- Eastern Ohio Shale Dashboard – August 2017 (1.89 MB Adobe PDF File) New
- Eastern Ohio Shale Dashboard – Quarter 4, 2016 (551 KB Adobe PDF File)
- Housing Impact of Shale Development in Eastern Ohio – February 2017 (1.70 MB Adobe PDF File)
- Housing Impact of Shale Development in Eastern Ohio – November 2016 (2.70 MB Adobe PDF File)
The Impact of Shale Development on Housing and Homelessness in Eastern Ohio
Prepared by Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
The purpose of the study was to gauge the impact of shale development on housing and homelessness in Eastern Ohio, and to devise strategies for addressing the present and future housing impacts of the industry. This study builds on a growing body of research exploring the impacts of shale development on local communities.
- The Impact of Shale Development on Housing and Homelessness in Eastern Ohio (910 KB Adobe PDF File)
Assessing the Impact of Shale Energy Boom on Ohio Local Housing Markets
Prepared by The Ohio State University, Department of Agriculture, Development and Environmental Economics
This report investigates the impact of the Marcellus shale boom on Pennsylvania county housing markets and compares outcomes in affected communities to like counties in rural eastern Ohio and western New York.
- Assessing the Impact of Shale Energy Boom on Ohio Local Housing Markets (12.48 MB Adobe PDF File)
The Impact of Horizontal Shale Well Development on Housing: Five-County Region Briefing Report
Prepared by Ohio University, The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
This report presents results from a county-level impact analysis of shale drilling activity on rental housing availability and affordability in Carroll, Columbiana, Jefferson, Stark and Tuscarawas counties.
- The Impact of Horizontal Shale Well Development: Five-County Report (3.86 MB Adobe PDF File) – Updated 10/13
The Impact of Shale Development on Housing in Carroll County
Prepared by Prepared by Ohio University, The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
This report identifies and documents existing impacts related to shale development on housing and homelessness in Carroll County which was selected as the focus area for the research because of the large concentration of drilling activity occurring in the county.
- The Impact of Shale Development on Housing in Carroll County (1.88 MB Adobe PDF File)
Rental Housing Assessment of Carroll, Columbiana, Tuscarawas and Stark Counties
Prepared by Vogt Santer Insights for the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO)
The purpose of this analysis is to assess the rental housing markets in Carroll, Columbiana, Stark and Tuscarawas counties and the changes that have occurred over the past year related to the increase in oil and gas exploration.
- Rental Housing Assessment of Carroll, Columbiana, Tuscarawas and Stark Counties (13.30 MB Adobe PDF File)