Re: Language
From: Eris Weaver (
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 12:07:22 -0800 (PST)
Sharon Villines <sharon [at]> wrote:
        >"Dealing with homelessness" is very nice. 
in response to Four Cat House <seanain [at]> 
        > We were encouraged to think of and 
        > refer to the folks we were serving as "dealing with homelessness,"
        > "homeless people." What a difference that made.

Another re-framing I heard was "houseless" rather than "homeless." Some
people who have houses travel, are disconnected from place, etc. and don't
necessarily have a "home." Some who don't have houses are very intimately
rooted in their place.

Who recently got back from working with Ravens Roost cohousing in Anchorage,
where I imagine it would be very difficult to be houseless.
Eris Weaver, Facilitator & Group Process Consultant
eris [at]

fa cil i tāt: to make easier

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