FEMA Data on Harvey Dashboard

The FEMA Data on Harvey Dashboard visualizes aggregate statistics on FEMA assistance program registrants in a number of human categorization and program eligibility subject areas and provides a view of where some of the highest impacts were recorded through a series of maps and charts. One may use this dashboard to analyze FEMA assistance program’s response to Hurricane Harvey to help shape future disaster response plan for Houston.

Please click "FEMA Individual Assistance" or "FEMA Housing Assistance” tab to view the maps and charts. Numbers will pop up when you hover your mouse over the maps. You may select a specific zip code to view the aggregate statistics for that particular area. Click anywhere on the map outside of the selected area to go back to the full view.

FEMA Individual Assistance (IA)

Individual Assistance (IA) program is provided by the FEMA to individuals and families who have sustained losses due to disasters. Homeowners, renters and business owners in designated counties who sustained damage to their homes, vehicles, personal property, businesses or inventory as a result of a federally declared disaster may apply for disaster assistance. Disaster assistance may include grants to help pay for temporary housing, emergency home repairs, uninsured and underinsured personal property losses, and medical, dental and funeral expenses caused by the disaster, along with other serious disaster-related expenses.

We created this dashboard to show:
  1. the number of IA valid registrations by zip code
  2. the distribution of IA needs requested across categories

Note that to be considered a valid registration, a request must come from a household within a declared disaster area and register within the defined registration period. IA valid registration data does not reflect whether or not an applicant was rejected or accepted for assistance, only that they submitted a request successfully. There is no tracking of registrations that were rejected as invalid.

In addition, to protect individual’s privacy FEMA rounds all zip codes that contain between 1-4 valid applications up to 5 to protect privacy. This leads to an overestimate for both total registrations and total occupants.

To learn more about the program, please read the Individual Assistance Program fact sheet (dated May 2017).

Data Source: Individual Assistance Open Disaster Statistics, OpenFEMA (https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/132213). Last updated on December 10, 2017

FEMA Housing Assistance

FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program (IHP) provides financial and direct services to eligible individuals and households affected by a disaster who have uninsured or underinsured necessary expenses and serious needs. Under IHP, FEMA provides financial and direct housing assistance such as rental assistance, lodging expense reimbursement, home repair assistance, home replacement assistance, manufactured housing units, multi-family lease and repair, permanent or semi-permanent housing construction; as well as other needs assistance.

We created this dashboard to show:
  1. the number of valid registrations by homeowner and renter
  2. the percentage of FEMA applicants who received an inspection, by homeowner and renter
  3. the percentage of FEMA applicants who were approved for FEMA’s IHP assistance, by homeowner and renter
  4. the total amount approved under FEMA’s IHP program by homeowner and renter

To learn more about the program, please read the Individuals and Households Program fact sheet.

Data Source: Housing Assistance Data, OpenFEMA (https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/34758). Last updated on January 9, 2018

Disclaimer: Data is self-reported and as such is subject to human error. 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.

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Updated by January 22, 2018