Update - Ohio Affordable Housing Forum and the Impacts from the Growth of Drilling

By Debra Mayes

January 28, 2013

The following was provided by Tom Leach of the Columbus HUD Office as a result of HUD’s Ohio Affordable Housing Forums.  The links below include useful insights on the impacts of drilling from the national, regional, and Ohio perspectives.  During their last two forums, they discussed how we can learn from the experiences of other states and regions.  Included are some links which are specific to areas outside of Ohio that are relevant. 

Looking ahead, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (Dr. Holly Holtzen, Director of Research and Strategic Planning who presented at last week’s OCCD Winter Quarterly) is leading a detailed impact study which should be very helpful in better understanding this issue and available in March.

Links:

 -        HUD - National Perspective including all impacted local areas  - HUD Report on “New Oil and Gas Drilling Technologies Bring Significant Changes and Challenges to Housing Markets” - http://www.huduser.org/portal/periodicals/ushmc/summer12/USHMC_2q12_ch1.pdf

 -        HUD - National, regional and Ohio Perspectives  – HUD on demand Webcast “Quarterly Housing Market Update” (12/05/12) - http://media.gss.hud.gov:8080/WC/2012/12/05/QuarterlyHousingUpdate20121205.wmv

 -        HUD - Link to a Google Map display of drill sites in Ohio FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY (Data source: ODNR 01/19/13):   https://www.google.com/fusiontables/embedviz?viz=MAP&q=select+col2+from+1ZIw5-2Jycgd5yHGJI-zZVn3Wap2xG_MG61p5mHg&h=false&lat=40.55546304135341&lng=-82.03739875511936&z=8&t=1&l=col2&y=2&tmplt=2

 -        Ohio DNR/Division of Mineral Resources Management – link to information resources for Shale Development:     http://www.ohiodnr.com/mineral/shale/tabid/23415/Default.aspx

 -        Appalachian Regional Commission/Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development – Link to report Housing and Marcellus Shale (11/2012):               http://www.institutepa.org/MarcellusShale.html

 -        PA Housing Finance Agency – Link to Marcellus Gas Development’s Effect on Housing in Pennsylvania (10/31/13):   http://www.phfa.org/forms/housing_study/2011/marcellus_report.pdf

 -        Ohio CDC Association/OHFA/ODOD – Link to Appalachian Housing Market Study:               http://www.ohiohome.org/research/AppalachianCounties.pdf

 -        OHFA/Ohio University - Link to Report on barriers to affordable housing development – Appalachian Set Aside Review (2009):  http://www.ohiohome.org/research/SetAsideReport.pdf

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