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OpenFEMA Dataset: Housing Assistance Program Data - Renters - v1

Version: 1
Last Data Refresh: 09-10-2020
Entity Name HousingAssistanceRenters
API Endpoint https://www.fema.gov/api/open/v1/HousingAssistanceRenters
Update Frequency R/P1W
Program URL https://www.fema.gov/individual-disaster-assistance
Category Individual Assistance
Keywords Housing Assistance, Renters, Registrations, Inspections, Damage, IHP
Deprecation Date 2020-09-12
Deprecation Message A newer version of this OpenFEMA data set has been released. This older dataset version will no longer be updated and will be archived by September 12, 2020. The following page details the latest version of this data set: https://www.fema.gov/openfema-data-page/housing-assistance-program-data-renters-v2. CSV and JSON Files can be downloaded from the 'Full Data' section. To access the dataset through an API endpoint, visit the 'API Endpoint' section of the above page. Accessing data in this fashion permits data filtering, sorting, and field selection. The OpenFEMA API Documentation page provides information on API usage. If you have any questions, please contact the OpenFEMA team at OpenFEMA@fema.dhs.gov.
Deprecation New URL https://www.fema.gov/openfema-data-page/housing-assistance-program-data-renters-v2

Description

The dataset was generated by FEMA's ECIM Reporting team and is primarily composed of data from Housing Assistance Program reporting authority from FEMA registration renters and owners within the state, county, zip where the registration is valid.

This dataset contains aggregated, non-PII data generated by FEMA's Enterprise Coordination & Information Management (ECIM) reporting team to share data on FEMA's Housing Assistance Program within the state, county, zip where the registration is valid for the declarations, starting with disaster declarations number 4116. The data is divided into data for renters and data for property owners. Additional core data elements include number of applicants, county, zip code, severity of damage, owner or renter. Data is self-reported and as such is subject to human error. To learn more about disaster assistance please visit https://www.fema.gov/individual-disaster-assistance.

This dataset is not intended to be an official federal report, and should it be considered an official federal report.

This is raw, unedited data from FEMA's National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS) and as such is subject to a small percentage of human error. For example, when an applicant registers they enter their street and city address. The system runs a check and suggests a county. The applicant, if registering online can override that choice. If they are registering via the call center the Human Services Specialist (HSS) representatives are instructed to ask (not offer) what county they live in. So even though the system might suggest County A, an applicant has the right to choose County B.

The financial information is derived from NEMIS and not FEMA's official financial systems. Due to differences in reporting periods, status of obligations and how business rules are applied, this financial information may differ slightly from official publication on public websites such as usaspending.gov; this dataset is not intended to be used for any official federal financial reporting.

Citation: The agency's preferred citation for each dataset is included in its metadata. Users should also cite the date that data was accessed or retrieved from fema.gov and/or Data.gov. Finally, users must clearly state that 'FEMA and the Federal Government cannot vouch for the data or analyses derived from these data after the data have been retrieved from the Agency's website(s) and/or Data.gov.'

If you have media inquiries about this dataset, please email the FEMA News Desk FEMA-News-Desk@dhs.gov or call (202) 646-3272. For inquiries about FEMA's data and Open government program please contact the OpenFEMA team via email OpenFEMA@fema.dhs.gov.

Full Data

Format Address Record Count Approximate File Size
csv Link to csv 65842 small (10MB - 50MB)
json Link to json 65842 small (10MB - 50MB)
jsona Link to jsona 65842 small (10MB - 50MB)

Data Fields

Name Title Type Description Is Searchable
disasterNumber Disaster Number
number
Sequentially assigned number used to identify a declared event in a U.S. state or territory. Disasters in the range 1-1999 are major disasters and 3000 and above are special emergency declarations. For more information on the disaster process, https://www.fema.gov/disasters/how-declared yes
state State
string
Two letter abbreviation of the state (e.g., VA) where the disaster was declared yes
county County
string
Full name of the County (e.g., Broward), followed by its type in parenthesis (e.g., county, parish, borough, etc.) yes
city City
string
City yes
zipCode Zip Code
string
Zip Code yes
validRegistrations Valid Registrations
number
Count of FEMA registration renters within the state, county, zip where the registration is valid. In order to be a valid registration, the applicant must be in an Individual Assistance declared state and county and have registered within the FEMA designated registration period yes
totalInspected Total Inspected
number
Total FEMA applicants who received an inspection yes
totalInspectedWithNoDamage Inspected with No Damage
number
Renters do not receive a full home inspection as they are only eligible for the items that they own. Instead a degree of damage is assigned. This is a count of valid registration renters who were deemed to have had no damage that the time of inspection yes
totalWithModerateDamage Total with Moderate Damage
number
Renters do not receive a full home inspection as they are only eligible for the items that they own. Instead a degree of damage is assigned. This is a count of valid registration renters who were deemed to have a had Moderate degree of damage that the time of inspection yes
totalWithMajorDamage Total with Major Damage
number
Renters do not receive a full home inspection as they are only eligible for the items that they own. Instead a degree of damage is assigned. This is a count of valid registration renters who were deemed to have a had Major degree of damage that the time of inspection yes
totalWithSubstantialDamage Total with Substantial Damage
number
Renters do not receive a full home inspection as they are only eligible for the items that they own. Instead a degree of damage is assigned. This is a count of valid registration renters who were deemed to have a had Substantial degree of damage that the time of inspection yes
approvedForFemaAssistance Approved for FEMA Assistance
number
Number of FEMA applicants who were approved for FEMA's IHP assistance yes
totalApprovedIhpAmount Total Approved IHP Amount
number
Total amount approved in dollars under FEMA's IHP program yes
repairReplaceAmount Repair/Replace Amount
number
Total amount of Repair and/or Replacement approved in dollars for Housing Assistance (HA) under FEMA's IHP program (note that renters are not eligible for this type of assistance because they do not own the structure) yes
rentalAmount Rental Amount
number
Total amount of Rental Assistance approved in dollars for Housing Assistance (HA) under FEMA's IHP program yes
otherNeedsAmount Other Needs Amount
number
Total amount of Other Needs (ONA) assistance approved in dollars under FEMA's IHP program (this could include, personal property, transportation, medical, dental, funeral, essential tools, moving/storage, miscellaneous and other needs) yes
approvedBetween1And10000 Approved between $1 and $10000
number
Count of valid registration renters within the state, county, zip that received a financial grant from FEMA that fell between $1 and $10,000 yes
approvedBetween10001And25000 Approved between $10001 and $25000
number
Count of valid registration renters within the state, county, zip that received a financial grant from FEMA that fell between $10,001 and $25,000 yes
approvedBetween25001AndMax Approved between $25001 and Max
number
Count of valid registration renters within the state, county, zip that received a financial grant from FEMA that fell between $25,001 and the maximum financial grant from FEMA yes
totalMaxGrants Total Max Grants
number
Count of valid registration renters within the state, county, zip that received the maximum financial grant from FEMA yes
id ID
string
Unique ID assigned to the record yes
lastRefresh Last Refresh
date
Date the record was last updated in the API data store yes
hash Hash
string
MD5 hash of fields and values of the record no

See Also

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Last updated September 10, 2020