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What will the $1.9 trillion stimulus package signed into law last week mean for your family?

Pastor Elaine Mendes at the Revival Chelsea Pantry carries a box load of food to those waiting outside on Broadway in Chelsea during the pandemic.David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

The $1.9 trillion stimulus package signed into law last week by President Biden could go a long way in helping families and businesses recover from a devastating year of loss due to the pandemic.

The $1,400-per-person checks are landing in bank accounts this week. Big tax breaks are coming for parents. So is more help for people who’ve lost their jobs in the pandemic or who are struggling to pay the rent.


Janelle Nanos can be reached at janelle.nanos@globe.com. Follow her @janellenanos. Tim Logan can be reached at timothy.logan@globe.com. Follow him @bytimlogan.