This page documents the metadata for the Individuals and Households Program (IHP) Valid Registrations API data feed.
This dataset contains FEMA applicant-level data for the Individuals and Households Program (IHP). All PII information has been removed.
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 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.'
This is not intended to be an official report.
This is applicant-level data, with PII removed. The location is represented by county, city, and zip code. This data set 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.
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.
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Individual, Assistance, Housing, Applicants, Owners, Renters, IHP, HA, ONA, Flood, Damage, Amount, Disaster, Demographics
|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|
|declarationDate||Declaration Date||date||Date the disaster was declared|
|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|
|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|
|damagedStateAbbreviation||Damaged State Abbreviation||string||State abbreviation of location of damaged dwelling|
|damagedZipCode||Damaged Zip Code||string||Damaged Dwelling ZIP Code|
|applicantAge||Applicant Age||string||The age range of the primary applicant|
|householdComposition||Household Composition||string||Number of individuals living in the household at time of disaster|
|occupantsUnderTwo||Occupants Under Two||string||The total number of occupants under the age of two in the household at time of disaster|
|occupants2to5||Occupants 2 to 5||string||The total number of occupants between two and five years old in the household at time of disaster|
|occupants6to18||Occupants 6 to 18||string||The total number of occupants between 6 and 18 years old in the household at time of disaster|
|occupants19to64||Occupants 19 to 64||string||The total number of occupants between 19 and 64 years old in the household at time of disaster|
|occupants65andOver||Occupants 65 and Older||string||The total number of occupants 65 years old and over in the household at time of disaster|
|grossIncome||Gross Income||String||Self-reported gross income range in U.S. dollars|
|ownRent||Own Rent||string||Is the applicant the Owner or a Renter of the damaged dwelling?|
|primaryResidence||Primary Residence||boolean||Is the applicant's damaged dwelling his/her primary residence?|
|residenceType||Residence Type||string||Damaged Dwelling Residence Type (e.g., single-family home, apartment)|
|homeOwnersInsurance||Home Owners Insurance||boolean||Does the applicant have Home Owner's Insurance?|
|floodInsurance||Flood Insurance||boolean||Does the applicant have flood insurance?|
|registrationMethod||Registration Method||string||Method used by applicant when registering for FEMA assistance (e.g., telephone, website, mobile app)|
|ihpReferral||IHP Referred||boolean||IHP referral status NOTE: Does not include applicants referred to TSA only|
|ihpEligible||IHP Eligible||boolean||Was the applicant eligible for the Individual Housing Program (IHP)? NOTE: Applicants that received an HA and/or ONA award|
|ihpAmount||Total Approved IHP Amount||number||Total financial IHP award for Housing Assistance (HA) and/or Other Needs Assistance (ONA), in U.S. dollars|
|fipAmount||FIP Amount||Number||The amount of the applicant's Flood Insurance Premium (FIP) that was paid for by FEMA, in U.S. dollars|
|haReferral||HA Referred||boolean||Was the applicant referred to the Housing Assistance program?|
|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|
|haAmount||HA Amount||number||Total amount awarded for Housing Assistance under IHP|
|haStatus||HA Status||string||The most recent Housing Assistance decision|
|onaReferral||ONA Referred||boolean||Was the applicant referred to the Other Needs Assistance (ONA) program?|
|onaEligible||ONA Eligible||boolean||Was the applicant eligible for the Other Needs Assistance (ONA) program?|
|onaAmount||ONA Amount||number||Total dollar amount awarded for Other Needs Assistance (ONA) from the Individual and Households Program (IHP)|
|utilitiesOut||Utilities Out||boolean||Did the applicant report utilities were out of service?|
|homeDamage||Home Damage||boolean||Did the applicant report home damage?|
|autoDamage||Auto Damage||boolean||Did the applicant report damages to automobile(s)?|
|emergencyNeeds||Emergency Needs||boolean||Did the applicant report needs for emergency items?|
|foodNeed||Food Need||boolean||Did the applicant report a need for food?|
|shelterNeed||Shelter Need||boolean||Did the applicant report a need for shelter?|
|accessFunctionalNeeds||Access Functional Needs||boolean||Does the applicant require special accommodations?|
|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.|
|inspnIssued||Inspection Issued||boolean||Has a FEMA inspection been issued to determine damage amount?|
|inspnReturned||Inspection Returned||boolean||Has a FEMA issued inspection been performed to determine damage amount?|
|habitabilityRepairsRequired||Habitability Repairs Required||boolean||Are repairs required to make the dwelling habitable?|
|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.|
|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.|
|renterDamageLevel||Renter Damage Level||string||FEMA-determined level of damage to a dwelling occupied by a renter. Minor, Moderate, Major, or Destroyed|
|destroyed||Destroyed||boolean||Was the home destroyed by the disaster?|
|waterLevel||Water Level||number||Total depth of water affected the damaged dwelling, in inches|
|highWaterLocation||High Water Location||string||Location of the high water mark affected the damaged dwelling|
|floodDamage||Flood Damage||boolean||Was flood damage recorded?|
|floodDamageAmount||Flood Damage Amount||number||FEMA-determined amount of damage to real and personal property due to flood damage, in U.S. dollars.|
|foundationDamage||Foundation Damage||boolean||FEMA-verified foundation damage?|
|foundationDamageAmount||Foundation Damage Amount||number||Amount of damage reported to the foundation of the damage dwelling, in U.S. dollars|
|roofDamage||Roof Damage||boolean||Has the damage dwelling's roof been damaged?|
|roofDamageAmount||Roof Damage Amount||number||Amount of damage reported to the damaged dwelling's roof, in U.S. dollars|
|tsaEligible||TSA Eligible||boolean||Was applicant eligible for Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA)?|
|tsaCheckedIn||TSA Checked In||boolean||Did the applicant check in to a TSA property?|
|rentalAssistanceEligible||Rental Assistance Eligible||boolean||Was the applicant eligible for Rental Assistance?|
|rentalAssistanceAmount||Rental Assistance Amount||number||Amount of Rental Assistance awarded in U.S. dollars|
|repairAssistanceEligible||Repair Assistance Eligible||boolean||Was the applicant eligible for Home Repair Assistance?|
|repairAmount||Repair Amount||number||Amount of Repair Assistance awarded in U.S. dollars|
|replacementAssistanceEligible||Replacement Assistance Eligible||boolean||Was the applicant eligible for Home Replacement Assistance?|
|replacementAmount||Replacement Amount||number||Amount of Replacement Assistance awarded in U.S. dollars|
|personalPropertyEligible||Personal Property Eligible||boolean||Was the applicant eligible for ONA/Personal Property Assistance?|
|personalPropertyAmount||Personal Property Amount||number||Amount of ONA awarded for Personal Property Assistance in U.S. dollars|
|ihpMax||IHP Max||boolean||For disasters declared prior to August 1, 2017, did the applicant receive the maximum IHP grant from FEMA?|
|haMax||HA Max||boolean||For disasters declared after August 1, 2017, did the applicant receive the maximum HA grant from FEMA?|
|onaMax||ONA Max||boolean||For disasters declared after August 1, 2017, did the applicant receive the maximum ONA grant from FEMA?|
|ID||id||string||Unique ID assigned to the record|