OpenFEMA Dataset: Housing Assistance Program Data - Renters - v2

Version: 2
Last Data Refresh: 02-21-2024
Entity Name HousingAssistanceRenters
API Endpoint https://www.fema.gov/api/open/v2/HousingAssistanceRenters
Update Frequency R/P1W
Program URL https://www.fema.gov/individual-disaster-assistance
Category Individual Assistance
Keywords Housing Assistance

Description

This dataset was generated by FEMA's Individual Assistance (IA) reporting team to share data on FEMA's Housing Assistance program for house renters within the state, county, and zip code where the registration is valid for the declarations, starting with disaster declaration DR1439 (declared in 2002). It contains aggregated, non-PII data. Core data elements include number of applicants, county, zip code, inspections, severity of damage, and assistance provided.

Data is self-reported and subject to human error. For example, when an applicant registers online, they enter their street and city address. While the county is inferred by the system, it may be overridden by the applicant. Similarly, with a call center registration, the Human Services Specialist (HSS) representatives are instructed to ask in what county the applicant resides, but the applicant has the right to choose the county. To learn more about disaster assistance please visit https://www.fema.gov/individual-disaster-assistance.

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.

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Full Data

Format Address Record Count Approximate File Size
csv Link to csv 125762 small (10MB - 50MB)
json Link to json 125762 small (10MB - 50MB)
jsona Link to jsona 125762 small (10MB - 50MB)
jsonl Link to jsonl 125762 small (10MB - 50MB)

Data Fields

Name Title Type Description Is Searchable
disasterNumber Disaster Number
smallint
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
text
Two letter abbreviation of the state (e.g., VA) where the disaster was declared yes
county County
text
Full name of the County (e.g., Broward), followed by its type in parenthesis (e.g., county, parish, borough, etc.) yes
city City
text
City yes
zipCode Zip Code
text
Zip Code yes
validRegistrations Valid Registrations
smallint
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
smallint
Total FEMA applicants who received an inspection yes
totalInspectedWithNoDamage Inspected with No Damage
smallint
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
smallint
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
smallint
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
smallint
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
smallint
Number of FEMA applicants who were approved for FEMAs IHP assistance yes
totalApprovedIhpAmount Total Approved IHP Amount
decimal
Total amount approved in dollars under FEMAs IHP program yes
repairReplaceAmount Repair/Replace Amount
decimal
Total amount of Repair and/or Replacement approved in dollars for Housing Assistance (HA) under FEMAs IHP program (note that renters are not eligible for this type of assistance because they do not own the structure) yes
rentalAmount Rental Amount
decimal
Total amount of Rental Assistance approved in dollars for Housing Assistance (HA) under FEMAs IHP program yes
otherNeedsAmount Other Needs Amount
decimal
Total amount of Other Needs (ONA) assistance approved in dollars under FEMAs 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
smallint
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
smallint
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
smallint
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
smallint
Count of valid registration renters within the state, county, zip that received the maximum financial grant from FEMA yes
id ID
uuid
Unique ID assigned to the record yes

See Also

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