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OpenFEMA Dataset: Individuals and Households Program - Valid Registrations - v1

Version: 1
Last Data Refresh: 10-16-2021
Entity Name IndividualsAndHouseholdsProgramValidRegistrations
API Endpoint https://www.fema.gov/api/open/v1/IndividualsAndHouseholdsProgramValidRegistrations
Update Frequency R/P1W
Program URL https://www.fema.gov/individual-disaster-assistance
Category Individual Assistance
Keywords Individual

Description

This dataset contains FEMA applicant-level data for the Individuals and Households Program (IHP). All PII information has been removed. The location is represented by county, city, and zip code. This dataset contains IA applications from DR1439 (declared in 2002) to those declared over 30 days ago. The full data set is refreshed on an annual basis. A weekly refresh occurs to update disasters declared in the last 18 months.

IHP is intended to meet basic needs and supplement disaster recovery efforts. The IHP is not intended to return disaster-damaged property to its pre-disaster condition. Disaster damage to secondary or vacation homes does not qualify for IHP assistance.

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.

Any 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.

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

Citation: The Agency's preferred citation for datasets (API usage or file downloads) can be found on the OpenFEMA Terms and Conditions page, Citing Data section: https://www.fema.gov/about/openfema/terms-conditions.

Due to the size of this file, tools other than a spreadsheet may be required to analyze, visualize, and manipulate the data. MS Excel will not be able to process files this large without data loss. It is recommended that a database (e.g., MS Access, MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.) be used to store and manipulate data. Other programming tools such as R, Apache Spark, and Python can also be used to analyze and visualize data. Further, basic Linux/Unix tools can be used to manipulate, search, and modify large files.

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 17917488 large (500MB - 10GB)

Data Fields

Name Title Type Description Is Searchable
incidentType Incident type
string
Type of incident such as fire or flood. The incident type will affect the types of assistance available. For more information on incident types, please visit: https://www.fema.gov yes
declarationDate Declaration Date
date
Date the disaster was declared yes
disasterNumber Disaster Number
string
Sequentially assigned number used to designate an event or incident declared as a disaster. 'For more information on the disaster process, https://www.fema.gov/disasters/how-declared yes
county County
string
The name of the affected U.S. county, parish, borough, independent city, or other political subdivision of a U.S. state, territory, or tribal government yes
damagedStateAbbreviation Damaged State Abbreviation
string
State abbreviation of location of damaged dwelling yes
damagedCity City
string
City name of location of damaged dwelling yes
damagedZipCode Damaged Zip Code
string
Damaged dwelling ZIP Code yes
applicantAge Applicant Age
string
The age range of the primary applicant yes
householdComposition Household Composition
string
Number of individuals living in the household at time of disaster yes
occupantsUnderTwo Occupants Under Two
string
The total number of occupants under the age of two in the household at time of disaster yes
occupants2to5 Occupants 2 to 5
string
The total number of occupants between two and five years old in the household at time of disaster yes
occupants6to18 Occupants 6 to 18
string
The total number of occupants between 6 and 18 years old in the household at time of disaster yes
occupants19to64 Occupants 19 to 64
string
The total number of occupants between 19 and 64 years old in the household at time of disaster yes
occupants65andOver Occupants 65 and Older
string
The total number of occupants 65 years old and over in the household at time of disaster yes
grossIncome Gross Income
string
Self-reported gross income range in U.S. dollars yes
ownRent Own Rent
string
Is the applicant the Owner or a Renter of the damaged dwelling? yes
primaryResidence Primary Residence
boolean
Is the applicant's damaged dwelling his/her primary residence? no
residenceType Residence Type
string
Damaged Dwelling Residence Type (e.g., single-family home, apartment) yes
homeOwnersInsurance Home Owners Insurance
boolean
Does the applicant have Homeowner's Insurance? no
floodInsurance Flood Insurance
boolean
Does the applicant have flood insurance? no
registrationMethod Registration Method
string
Method used by applicant when registering for FEMA assistance (e.g., telephone, website, mobile app) yes
ihpReferral IHP Referred
boolean
IHP referral status NOTE: Does not include applicants referred to TSA only no
ihpEligible IHP Eligible
boolean
Was the applicant eligible for the Individual Housing Program (IHP)? NOTE: Applicants that received an HA and/or ONA award no
ihpAmount Total Approved IHP Amount
number
Total financial IHP award for Housing Assistance (HA) and/or Other Needs Assistance (ONA), in U.S. dollars yes
fipAmount FIP Amount
number
The amount of the applicant's Flood Insurance Premium (FIP) that was paid for by FEMA, in U.S. dollars yes
haReferral HA Referred
boolean
Was the applicant referred to the Housing Assistance program? no
haEligible HA Eligible
boolean
Was the applicant eligible for the Housing Assistance program? NOTE: Does not include applicants licensed into Direct Housing that did not receive an HA award no
haAmount HA Amount
number
Total amount awarded for Housing Assistance under IHP yes
haStatus HA Status
string
The most recent Housing Assistance decision yes
onaReferral ONA Referred
boolean
Was the applicant referred to the Other Needs Assistance (ONA) program? no
onaEligible ONA Eligible
boolean
Was the applicant eligible for the Other Needs Assistance (ONA) program? no
onaAmount ONA Amount
number
Total dollar amount awarded for Other Needs Assistance (ONA) from the Individual and Households Program (IHP) yes
utilitiesOut Utilities Out
boolean
Did the applicant report utilities were out of service? no
homeDamage Home Damage
boolean
Did the applicant report home damage? no
autoDamage Auto Damage
boolean
Did the applicant report damages to automobile(s)? no
emergencyNeeds Emergency Needs
boolean
Did the applicant report needs for emergency items? no
foodNeed Food Need
boolean
Did the applicant report a need for food? no
shelterNeed Shelter Need
boolean
Did the applicant report a need for shelter? no
accessFunctionalNeeds Access Functional Needs
boolean
Does the applicant require special accommodations? no
sbaApproved SBA Approved
boolean
Is applicant approved for a Small Business Administration loan? Approval does not equate to acceptance of the loan as one can be approved, but not accept. no
inspnIssued Inspection Issued
boolean
Has a FEMA inspection been issued to determine damage amount? no
inspnReturned Inspection Returned
boolean
Has a FEMA issued inspection been performed to determine damage amount? no
habitabilityRepairsRequired Habitability Repairs Required
boolean
Are repairs required to make the dwelling habitable? no
rpfvl RPFVL
number
FEMA-determined value of disaster-caused damage to real property components, including floors, walls, access roads and bridges, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc. Note: IHP does not address land damage. yes
ppfvl PPFVL
number
FEMA-determined value of disaster-caused damage to personal property components, including appliances, furniture, etc. Note: IHP does not address land damage. yes
renterDamageLevel Renter Damage Level
string
FEMA-determined level of damage to a dwelling occupied by a renter. Minor, Moderate, Major, or Destroyed yes
destroyed Destroyed
boolean
Was the home destroyed by the disaster? no
waterLevel Water Level
number
Total depth of water affected the damaged dwelling, in inches yes
highWaterLocation High Water Location
string
Location of the high-water mark affected the damaged dwelling yes
floodDamage Flood Damage
boolean
Was flood damage recorded? no
floodDamageAmount Flood Damage Amount
number
FEMA-determined amount of damage to real and personal property due to flood damage, in U.S. dollars yes
foundationDamage Foundation Damage
boolean
FEMA-verified foundation damage? no
foundationDamageAmount Foundation Damage Amount
number
Amount of damage reported to the foundation of the damage dwelling, in U.S. dollars yes
roofDamage Roof Damage
boolean
Has the damage dwelling's roof been damaged? no
roofDamageAmount Roof Damage Amount
number
Amount of damage reported to the damaged dwelling's roof, in U.S. dollars yes
tsaEligible TSA Eligible
boolean
Was applicant eligible for Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA)? no
tsaCheckedIn TSA Checked In
boolean
Did the applicant check in to a TSA property? no
rentalAssistanceEligible Rental Assistance Eligible
boolean
Was the applicant eligible for Rental Assistance? no
rentalAssistanceAmount Rental Assistance Amount
number
Amount of Rental Assistance awarded in U.S. dollars yes
repairAssistanceEligible Repair Assistance Eligible
boolean
Was the applicant eligible for Home Repair Assistance? no
repairAmount Repair Amount
number
Amount of Repair Assistance awarded in U.S. dollars yes
replacementAssistanceEligible Replacement Assistance Eligible
boolean
Was the applicant eligible for Home Replacement Assistance? no
replacementAmount Replacement Amount
number
Amount of Replacement Assistance awarded in U.S. dollars yes
personalPropertyEligible Personal Property Eligible
boolean
Was the applicant eligible for ONA/Personal Property Assistance? no
personalPropertyAmount Personal Property Amount
number
Amount of ONA awarded for Personal Property Assistance in U.S. dollars yes
ihpMax IHP Max
boolean
For disasters declared prior to August 1, 2017, did the applicant receive the maximum IHP grant from FEMA? no
haMax HA Max
boolean
For disasters declared after August 1, 2017, did the applicant receive the maximum HA grant from FEMA? no
onaMax ONA Max
boolean
For disasters declared after August 1, 2017, did the applicant receive the maximum ONA grant from FEMA? no
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
ID ID
string
Unique ID assigned to the record yes

See Also

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Last updated October 17, 2021