Google is vetting Bay Area startups focused on pre-fabricated housing for future projects, the real estate-hungry tech giant said Wednesday.

The company earlier this month quietly sent out a request for proposals that asks multiple firms in the growing modular, or prefab, housing industry to lay out the processes each uses for assembling and delivering housing.

Tech news site The Information first wrote about the RFP Wednesday, reporting that Alphabet-owned Google was considering hiring one or…