Binh and his wife live in San Jose, California, with their two daughters.
They say they’ve been homeless since their daughter was a toddler.
Binh said his wife and children moved into a temporary shelter because their rent was so high.
Now, the couple is renting a new house for $1,600 a month in a San Francisco suburb.
Binha, who asked that his last name not be used because he’s afraid for his safety, said he’s seen a dramatic drop in the number of homeless people living in the city.
“I’ve seen a lot of people who are homeless come in and go home and get help,” Binh told Breitbart News.
“There are 100,00 people in the San Francisco Bay Area who are on the streets.
There are more people sleeping on the street than in shelters.
They’re not getting help.”
Binh added that he has had conversations with local police about his safety.
“They say, ‘Oh, there’s no problem, the police are not there to protect you,'” Binh explained.
“But I don’t trust them because I haven’t seen any police officers.
I’m not scared.
I have a job, and I’m working.”
Binha has been homeless for about three years.
“It’s been a very hard couple of years, a lot harder than I expected,” Binha said.
“A lot of my friends, who are living in tents, or in hotels, they say, [to me], ‘We’re doing it together, so we should do it together.'”
The Binh family has been living on the East Coast for more than two years, and Binh’s father, who is also a retired Marine, is a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Binhu, Binh, and their daughter are hoping to move back to Vietnam sometime soon.
“The United States is the most important country in the world.
And I want to go back to my country.
But it’s hard to come back.
We can’t go back,” Binhu said.
Binhai Nguyen, an executive with a local advocacy group called the Housing Workers United for Change, told Breitbart that he was alarmed to see the number increase in San Franciscans living in shelters during the winter.
“San Francisco is experiencing a surge in homelessness, and many of these people are homeless because they can’t afford to pay their rent or rent their homes,” Nguyen said.
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which oversees the city’s public utilities, said that it has seen an increase in the homeless population, with nearly 6,000 new homeless individuals reported to the commission in the first six months of 2017.
The commission said that a total of 8,400 people have been found homeless since January 1, 2017, which is more than double the number the year before.
“This is an alarming trend,” said Andrea Williams, executive director of the city of San Francisco, in a statement.
“We’re taking this seriously and working with our community partners to help people who need assistance.”
According to the city, the homeless have been experiencing “significant disruptions” in their daily lives.
“For those who can’t find jobs, there are also concerns about being unable to access health care and food,” the statement said.
Williams added that the commission is working with the city and county on a homeless prevention plan.
In a statement, the San Jose City Council’s Housing and Housing Services Committee said it is working to help the homeless.
“Our goal is to help as many people as possible find permanent housing in the City,” the committee said.
In an emailed statement to Breitbart News, the council said it has been working with its housing partners to develop a homeless plan for the community.
“Unfortunately, this is a continuing challenge in our city and we are working to develop solutions to address this problem,” the council’s statement said, referring to the ongoing crisis of homelessness.
“Currently, there is an abundance of housing available, and we have identified a range of options for those who do not have access to a place to stay.”