“Move fast and break things” has come to define the ethos of the Bay Area’s technology industry. So when the pandemic began exacerbating conditions for San Francisco’s unhoused population, tech and investment veteran Elizabeth Funk stepped in with a new idea.

The plan was to quickly and cheaply build dozens of tiny homes to provide a more secure and uplifting temporary shelter option for people experiencing homelessness. But the long-term future of the project remains unclear.

Can Silicon Valley sensibilities help reduce homelessness in S.F.?

A view of inside one of the tiny homes. Families sponsored each of the units to provide books, artwork and other amenities. (Craig Lee/The Examiner)

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