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Data & Interactive Tools

The government has spent over $5 trillion responding to the pandemic – that’s hard to wrap your head around.

We’re here to help.  

Read our data stories.

The best way to understand how your taxpayer dollars are being spent is to dive into the data. Use our visualizations to see who received pandemic relief money and what they spent it on.

Data Stories

What is an assistance listing?

An assistance listing is a series of numbers used to identify each federal financial assistance program. We use the term “assistance listings” on our interactive dashboards.

Who got rental assistance? We dig into the data.

The first round of rental assistance (ERA1) was meant to help low-income and underserved households struggling to pay their rent. Data released in February 2022 by the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) shows that these communities did benefit from the $24 billion program. For the period October 1 – December 31, 2021, 86% of households earning less than 51% of their area’s median income received rental assistance.