We can change our language. The media and social media can often unwittingly contribute to stereotyping people without homes and it is easy to follow a similar path with the language that we use. Help spread empathy and understanding in our community by speaking about people experiencing homelessness with respect. Start by using the term "people experiencing homelessness" or "people without homes" instead of "homeless people". Homelessness is not an identity. It's an event in a person's life - one that has a cause and a solution.