After winning Google’s 2014 Bay Area Impact Challenge, Lava Mae provides free bathrooms and showers in decommissioned buses to San Francisco’s homeless

As San Francisco’s tech bubble continues to grow, so too does the city’s homeless population. Half of the city’s homeless say they lost their housing due to tech workers driving up rental prices. Google, whose headquarters lie in neighboring Silicon Valley, has come under fire for exacerbating the issue.

Last year, Google pledged $2m to homeless groups in San Francisco that work on everything from supportive housing to education programs. Part of that included a grant to a new nonprofit called Lava Mae, which converts decommissioned city buses into portable bathrooms for the homeless.

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Source: The Guardian Circular Economy RSS