Letters to the editor/Readers of The Voice speak out

“Unhoused” is a better term for the homeless

Dear Editor,

I think we should switch from using the biased, dehumanizing term, “homeless” to “unhoused.”
When I lived in Tent City, many of my neighbors held jobs. Yet there’s the perception that the unhoused are chronic, public nuisances, but this just isn’t true.

“Unhoused” provides a sort of light at the end of the tunnel. And if we start using this term instead of its outdated, negative alternative, we can hopefully raise our level of consciousness of people who are less fortunate than those of us who have a roof over our heads.

Sincerely,

Boe Samantha Oddisey, Capital Park

 

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