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SF roundup: 2,000 tiny homes proposed for homeless population

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By Sri Ravipati

Happy hump day. Here's your roundup of local stories for April 27.

2,000 tiny homes proposed for San Francisco’s homeless population

A newly formed nonprofit by RescueSF and former Gavin Newsom mayoral campaign manager Alex Tourk has an ambitious plan to add 2,000 tiny houses for San Francisco's homeless population, the San Francisco Examiner reports.

The nonprofit is calling itself MyOwnLockandKey.org. Tourk says it has identified 50 parcels of land spread across San Francisco that could house modular housing owned by governmental and private entities.

San Francisco launches new pandemic recovery grants

San Francisco city officials are doling out $11.4 million to help small businesses and nonprofits recover from the pandemic, NBC Bay Area reports.

The purpose of the program is to help stabilize and grow struggling small businesses and nonprofits. Grants can be used to train and establish new and existing entrepreneurs, develop new programming, organize events and more. The deadline to apply is May 19.

PayPal to close second San Francisco office

PayPal will be closing another office in San Francisco, ABC7 reports.

The Market St. office would be the second one to close since the pandemic started. The closure is slated for June 3. PayPal's San Jose headquarters will remain open.

It's unclear if finances are contributing to the closure, but the tech giant's stock reached a 52-week low this week.

Cruise eyes expansion to all of San Francisco by 2023

Cruise, an autonomous driving company owned by GM, will expand its test vehicles to every part of San Francisco by the end of this year, California Daily Press reports.

Cruise test vehicles are currently operating in 70% of San Francisco. It plans to eventually have test vehicles operating in every part of the city.

More San Francisco news:

  • Golden Gate Park's JFK Drive will stay car-free [SF Chronicle]
  • 7 Bay Area counties in CA's COVID red zone facing high levels of community transmission [ABC7]
  • 60 mph winds and rain: A look at the SF Bay Area's 7-day weather forecast [SFGATE]

Thanks for reading today's S.F. news roundup! Did any of these stories hit home for you? Let me know in the comments.

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