Google’s Dob now builds homes with a $25,000 grant
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Builders have been using $25 million in Google funds to build homes for people who are homeless or living in cars.
In a move that could help thousands of people, the company on Tuesday announced the launch of a new program that builds homes in San Francisco’s Mission District for people living in vehicles.
The San Francisco-based company, Dob, which is also the parent company of Nautilus, is the latest in a line of startups to take on the challenge of building affordable housing with money from Google’s grant program.
For many of those who are displaced from the city, the program is a lifeline.
In some cases, the cost of housing is $25 a month, according to a report by the Urban Institute.
That’s roughly $25 per day, with additional costs such as utilities, gas and water.
Dob also plans to help people living at shelters and other homeless facilities find new jobs.
The housing program, which will be available through the end of the year, will provide affordable housing to about 5,000 people living on the streets and in cars, according Dob.
The program will be used in tandem with Google’s Street View, a project that allows people to document and photograph landmarks in real time.
The program is not limited to Google Street View.
The new program is Dob’s latest effort to help the homeless.
In May, Dob announced it would be partnering with local nonprofit groups and the nonprofit San Francisco Housing Partners to build more than 5,600 housing units in San Mateo County.
In March, the Google Ventures program announced the company would be making investments in housing for the homeless through the “Google for Homeless” project.
Builders have been using $25 million in Google funds to build homes for people who are homeless or living in…