The Real Estate Assets Owned by Members of the US Congress
with Sam Lavigne
Congressional politicians are required by law to disclose their financial assets. Looking through the data we realized that many of the assets are businesses named after the address of the properties they manage. So we took those names and geolocated them. This allowed us to map the properties, but it also meant we could use Google Street View as a way to explore the place where the property is located, giving a better sense of the neighborhood surrounding these real estate assets. Some are private residencies, though many are commercial investments and rental properties. The values associated with the assets are the maximum of the range reported by the politician.