Impact of the Shale Oil Industry

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) contracted with The Ohio State University, Department of Agricultural, Environment, and Development Economics, Ohio University, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public 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 four distinct reports highlighting the effects of shale oil development on housing markets in rural eastern Ohio including housing affordability and availability.


Eastern Ohio & Housing 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.


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.


National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling

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.


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 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.


National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling

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.