In the 10 years since the last census, San Francisco’s homeless population has skyrocketed.
SF Weekly / July 31, 2019 / Ida Mojadad
Sonny Lê’s first home as a Vietnamese refugee in America was a studio apartment on Hyde and O’Farrell streets, populated by 11 people across three families.
His family continued to double up with others around the Bay Area and got missed by census workers for decades. He wasn’t counted until 2000, after he became a census worker himself.