In recent years, nonprofit workers and advocates have been trying to change how we describe unhoused people. Rather than say “the homeless” or “homeless person,” they prefer “person experiencing homelessness.” It’s a people-first language, which focuses on the person, rather than their circumstance.
Changing the language around homelessness
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