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OpenFEMA Dataset: Housing Assistance Data Renters - V1

This page documents the metadata for the FEMA Housing Assistance Program Data - Renters API data feed.

Entity Name

HousingAssistanceRenters

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 is 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 www.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.

Version:

1

Program URL

https://www.fema.gov/individual-disaster-assistance

Contact

OpenFEMA - openfema@fema.gov

API Endpoint

https://www.fema.gov/api/open/v1/HousingAssistanceRenters

Full Data

FormatAddress
csvhttps://www.fema.gov/api/open/v1/HousingAssistanceRenters.csv
jsonhttps://www.fema.gov/api/open/v1/HousingAssistanceRenters.json
jsonahttps://www.fema.gov/api/open/v1/HousingAssistanceRenters.jsona

Keywords

Housing Assistance, Renters, Registrations, Inspections, Damage, IHP

Data Fields

NameTitleTypeDescription
disasterNumberDisaster NumbernumberSequentially 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
stateStatestringTwo letter abbreviation of the state (e.g., VA) where the disaster was declared
countyCountystringFull name of the County (e.g., Broward), followed by its type in parenthesis (e.g., county, parish, bourough, etc)
cityCitystringCity
zipCodeZip CodestringZip Code
validRegistrationsValid RegistrationsnumberCount 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
totalInspectedTotal InspectednumberTotal FEMA applicants who received an inspection
totalInspectedWithNoDamageInspected with No DamagenumberRenters 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
totalWithModerateDamageTotal with Moderate DamagenumberRenters 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
totalWithMajorDamageTotal with Major DamagenumberRenters 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
totalWithSubstantialDamageTotal with Substantial DamagenumberRenters 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
approvedForFEMAAssistanceApproved for FEMA AssistancenumberNumber of FEMA applicants who were approved for FEMA's IHP assistance
totalApprovedIHPAmountTotal Approved IHP AmountnumberTotal amount approved in dollars under FEMA's IHP program
repairReplaceAmountRepair/Replace AmountnumberTotal 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)
rentalAmountRental AmountnumberTotal amount of Rental Assistance approved in dollars for Housing Assistance (HA) under FEMA's IHP program
otherNeedsAmountOther Needs AmountnumberTotal 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)
approvedBetween1And10000Approved between $1 and $10000numberCount of valid registration renters within the state, county, zip that received a financial grant from FEMA that fell between $1 and $10,000
approvedBetween10001And25000Approved between $10001 and $25000numberCount of valid registration renters within the state, county, zip that received a financial grant from FEMA that fell between $10,001 and $25,000
approvedBetween25001AndMaxApproved between $25001 and MaxnumberCount 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
totalMaxGrantsTotal Max GrantsnumberCount of valid registration renters within the state, county, zip that received the maximum financial grant from FEMA
idIDstringUnique ID assigned to the record
lastRefreshLast RefreshdateDate the record was last updated in the API data store
hashHashstringMD5 Hash of the fields and values of the record
Last Updated: 
10/02/2019 - 16:31