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OpenFEMA Dataset: Individuals and Households Program (IHP) Valid Registrations

This page documents the metadata for the Individuals and Households Program (IHP) Valid Registrations API data feed.

Entity Name

IndividualsAndHouseholdsProgramValidRegistrations

Description

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.

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/IndividualsAndHouseholdsProgramValidRegistrations

Full Data

FormatAddress
csvhttps://www.fema.gov/api/open/v1/IndividualsAndHouseholdsProgramValidRegistrations.csv

Keywords

Individual, Assistance, Housing, Applicants, Owners, Renters, IHP, HA, ONA, Flood, Damage, Amount, Disaster, Demographics

Data Fields

NameTitleTypeDescription
incidentTypeIncident typestringType 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
declarationDateDeclaration DatedateDate the disaster was declared
disasterNumberDisaster NumberstringSequentially-assigned number used to designate an event or incident declared as a disaster. 'For more information on the disaster process, https://www.fema.gov
countyCountystringThe name of the affected U.S. county, parish, borough, independent city, or other political subdivision of a U.S. state, territory, or tribal government
damagedStateAbbreviationDamaged State AbbreviationstringState abbreviation of location of damaged dwelling
damagedZipCodeDamaged Zip CodestringDamaged Dwelling ZIP Code
applicantAgeApplicant AgestringThe age range of the primary applicant
householdCompositionHousehold CompositionstringNumber of individuals living in the household at time of disaster
occupantsUnderTwoOccupants Under TwostringThe total number of occupants under the age of two in the household at time of disaster
occupants2to5Occupants 2 to 5stringThe total number of occupants between two and five years old in the household at time of disaster
occupants6to18Occupants 6 to 18stringThe total number of occupants between 6 and 18 years old in the household at time of disaster
occupants19to64Occupants 19 to 64stringThe total number of occupants between 19 and 64 years old in the household at time of disaster
occupants65andOverOccupants 65 and OlderstringThe total number of occupants 65 years old and over in the household at time of disaster
grossIncomeGross IncomeStringSelf-reported gross income range in U.S. dollars
ownRentOwn RentstringIs the applicant the Owner or a Renter of the damaged dwelling?
primaryResidencePrimary ResidencebooleanIs the applicant's damaged dwelling his/her primary residence?
residenceTypeResidence TypestringDamaged Dwelling Residence Type (e.g., single-family home, apartment)
homeOwnersInsuranceHome Owners InsurancebooleanDoes the applicant have Home Owner's Insurance?
floodInsuranceFlood InsurancebooleanDoes the applicant have flood insurance?
registrationMethodRegistration MethodstringMethod used by applicant when registering for FEMA assistance (e.g., telephone, website, mobile app)
ihpReferralIHP ReferredbooleanIHP referral status NOTE: Does not include applicants referred to TSA only
ihpEligibleIHP EligiblebooleanWas the applicant eligible for the Individual Housing Program (IHP)? NOTE: Applicants that received an HA and/or ONA award
ihpAmountTotal Approved IHP AmountnumberTotal financial IHP award for Housing Assistance (HA) and/or Other Needs Assistance (ONA), in U.S. dollars
fipAmountFIP AmountNumberThe amount of the applicant's Flood Insurance Premium (FIP) that was paid for by FEMA, in U.S. dollars
haReferralHA ReferredbooleanWas the applicant referred to the Housing Assistance program?
haEligibleHA EligiblebooleanWas the applicant eligible for the Housing Assistance program? NOTE: Does not include applicants licensed into Direct Housing that did not receive an HA award
haAmountHA AmountnumberTotal amount awarded for Housing Assistance under IHP
haStatusHA StatusstringThe most recent Housing Assistance decision
onaReferralONA ReferredbooleanWas the applicant referred to the Other Needs Assistance (ONA) program?
onaEligibleONA EligiblebooleanWas the applicant eligible for the Other Needs Assistance (ONA) program?
onaAmountONA AmountnumberTotal dollar amount awarded for Other Needs Assistance (ONA) from the Individual and Households Program (IHP)
utilitiesOutUtilities OutbooleanDid the applicant report utilities were out of service?
homeDamageHome DamagebooleanDid the applicant report home damage?
autoDamageAuto DamagebooleanDid the applicant report damages to automobile(s)?
emergencyNeedsEmergency NeedsbooleanDid the applicant report needs for emergency items?
foodNeedFood NeedbooleanDid the applicant report a need for food?
shelterNeedShelter NeedbooleanDid the applicant report a need for shelter?
accessFunctionalNeedsAccess Functional NeedsbooleanDoes the applicant require special accommodations?
sbaApprovedSBA ApprovedbooleanIs 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.
inspnIssuedInspection IssuedbooleanHas a FEMA inspection been issued to determine damage amount?
inspnReturnedInspection ReturnedbooleanHas a FEMA issued inspection been performed to determine damage amount?
habitabilityRepairsRequiredHabitability Repairs RequiredbooleanAre repairs required to make the dwelling habitable?
rpfvlRPFVLnumberFEMA-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.
ppfvlPPFVLnumberFEMA-determined value of disaster-caused damage to personal property components, including appliances, furniture, etc. Note: IHP does not address land damage.
renterDamageLevelRenter Damage LevelstringFEMA-determined level of damage to a dwelling occupied by a renter. Minor, Moderate, Major, or Destroyed
destroyedDestroyedbooleanWas the home destroyed by the disaster?
waterLevelWater LevelnumberTotal depth of water affected the damaged dwelling, in inches
highWaterLocationHigh Water LocationstringLocation of the high water mark affected the damaged dwelling
floodDamageFlood DamagebooleanWas flood damage recorded?
floodDamageAmountFlood Damage AmountnumberFEMA-determined amount of damage to real and personal property due to flood damage, in U.S. dollars.
foundationDamageFoundation DamagebooleanFEMA-verified foundation damage?
foundationDamageAmountFoundation Damage AmountnumberAmount of damage reported to the foundation of the damage dwelling, in U.S. dollars
roofDamageRoof DamagebooleanHas the damage dwelling's roof been damaged?
roofDamageAmountRoof Damage AmountnumberAmount of damage reported to the damaged dwelling's roof, in U.S. dollars
tsaEligibleTSA EligiblebooleanWas applicant eligible for Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA)?
tsaCheckedInTSA Checked InbooleanDid the applicant check in to a TSA property?
rentalAssistanceEligibleRental Assistance EligiblebooleanWas the applicant eligible for Rental Assistance?
rentalAssistanceAmountRental Assistance AmountnumberAmount of Rental Assistance awarded in U.S. dollars
repairAssistanceEligibleRepair Assistance EligiblebooleanWas the applicant eligible for Home Repair Assistance?
repairAmountRepair AmountnumberAmount of Repair Assistance awarded in U.S. dollars
replacementAssistanceEligibleReplacement Assistance EligiblebooleanWas the applicant eligible for Home Replacement Assistance?
replacementAmountReplacement AmountnumberAmount of Replacement Assistance awarded in U.S. dollars
personalPropertyEligiblePersonal Property EligiblebooleanWas the applicant eligible for ONA/Personal Property Assistance?
personalPropertyAmountPersonal Property AmountnumberAmount of ONA awarded for Personal Property Assistance in U.S. dollars
ihpMaxIHP MaxbooleanFor disasters declared prior to August 1, 2017, did the applicant receive the maximum IHP grant from FEMA?
haMaxHA MaxbooleanFor disasters declared after August 1, 2017, did the applicant receive the maximum HA grant from FEMA?
onaMaxONA MaxbooleanFor disasters declared after August 1, 2017, did the applicant receive the maximum ONA grant from FEMA?
IDidstringUnique ID assigned to the record
Last Updated: 
01/24/2020 - 12:21