The tech industry exacerbated the housing crisis. Here’s what Google is doing to fix it.
July 27, 2020A year ago, Google pledged $1 billion to address the Bay Area housing crisis the tech boom helped cause. How much affordable housing does that build? The company has also invested in Factory OS, a startup that lowers construction costs by building apartments in factories. This will help Google’s money stretch further in California...
Housing development erected in West Oakland in 10 days
September 9, 2019Typically, a building this size would take a year to construct, said developer Rick Holliday. It went up in 10 days.
This new “Rapid Response Factory” wants to make an assembly line to build post-disaster housing
July 10, 2019Prefab apartment builder FactoryOS is teaming up with Autodesk to streamline a process to get housing to people in need as quickly as possible after fires, floods, and earthquakes.
Modular Construction in the Bay Area: The Future is Now
Nathaniel Hanson | Urban Land Institute San Francisco
Google Will Buy Modular Homes to Address Housing Crunch
Laura Kusisto | Wall Street Journal
VALLEJO, Calif.—Soaring home prices and apartment rents in Silicon Valley have become a growing headache for technology titans. Google owner Alphabet Inc. is taking a step toward addressing the issue. The Mountain View, Calif., company is finalizing an order to buy 300 apartment…
Developer, S.F. see new possibilities in assembly-line housing
J.K. Dineen | SF Chronicle
The 30,000-pound boxes being delivered by a fleet of flatbed trucks to the Bayview don’t look like much. But if you ask Mayor Ed Lee, they just might be a solution to the city’s housing crisis. On Thursday morning, Lee…