Hazus User Groups

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FEMA's Methodology for Estimating Potential Losses from Disasters

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The growing network of Hazus User groups has proved to be a valuable mechanism for creating partnerships between public and private sector organizations and industry in which mutually beneficial alliances are formed, goals and objectives developed and projects identified and executed. User groups throughout the country have found enormous benefits and opportunities to develop successful projects through collaboration, combining resources and the sharing of information, data and tips on software usage.

Hazus User Groups continue to be a primary channel for collaboration and for disseminating Hazus information throughout the U.S. If you are interested in forming or joining a Hazus User Group, please contact the Hazus Outreach team at hazus@arcaspicio.com. For additional information, please contact Eric Berman at 202-646-3427 or email Eric.Berman@fema.dhs.gov.

Hazus Excellence Award Winners

Each quarter, FEMA will spotlight the contributions of a Hazus user who has provided exceptional services to the expansion of the Hazus program. This individual may be a user, a developer, a trainer or anyone who has been involved in adding value to Hazus. For example, you may nominate someone that has recently started using Hazus for innovative projects, has created or participated in a Hazus User Group (HUG) or that has prepared or taught a new Hazus course. To nominate a Hazus Excellence Award Winner, please email hazus@arcaspicio.com.

National Conference Calls

Hazus User Group calls are open to everyone and take place from 3:00 PM-4:00PM (ET) on the 2nd Tuesday of every month unless otherwise stipulated.

Call for Participation – We would love your future participation as a presenter during calls. We welcome a wide range of topics. Examples could include:

  •     Best practices, lessons learned and innovations in using Hazus
  •     Results seen from using Hazus
  •     Local User Group updates and summaries of interesting topics

To participate in a call please contact the Hazus Outreach team at hazus@arcaspicio.com.

List of Hazus User Groups

Map of Hazus User Groups (HUGs) in the U.S. using color highlights to distinguish between the Regions 

Regions User Groups
Region I
Region II
  • New York Metropolitan Area HUG (NYHUG)
Region III
Region IV
Region V
Region VI
Region VII
Region VIII
Region IX
Region X
International HUGs


Hazus Success Stories

Hazus Users have written stories based on their experiences and uses of the Hazus software. Their Success Stories can be viewed in the FEMA Library.

Other User Group Resources


Hazus International

Since the early 1990s, when Hazus development was initiated, there has been considerable interest within the international community in the application of the Hazus loss estimation methodology and software application for international use. The National Institute for Building Sciences (NIBS) has led efforts on behalf of FEMA to evaluate steps that need to be taken to develop an internationally applicable version of Hazus.

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Last Updated: 
08/21/2014 - 16:25
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