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Hazus User Groups

Hazus User Groups (HUGs) provide a network of public and private sector organizations and industry partnerships to collaborate and disseminate Hazus information and data throughout the nation. Hazus User Group members include emergency managers, Geospatial Information System (GIS) specialists, geologists, state and local planners, consultants and other stakeholders who use Hazus software for risk assessment activities.

Hazus User Group (HUG) Overview

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

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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 and publish the information in the monthly Hazus HotZone newsletter. 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 used Hazus for innovative projects, 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

National Conference Calls

Hazus User Group calls are open to everyone and take place every three months, on the second Wednesday of the month, from 3:00PM-4:00PM (EST) unless otherwise stipulated. 

Call for Participation – Participation as a presenter during future calls is encouraged. A wide range of topics is welcome. 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 or to receive the calendar invite details, please contact the Hazus Outreach Team at

List of Hazus User Groups

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


RegionsUser 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


Other User Group Resources


Hazus International

International users may download the Hazus software, but not the U.S. state or territory datasets. International users who require technical assistance downloading the software may email the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) at

Last Updated: 
10/10/2019 - 16:30