Messaging Guide: How to Talk About Homelessness

Image of the first page of How to Talk About Homelessness, a messaging guide from Shift the Bay and All Home

When more people understand the true root causes of homelessness, effective solutions come into focus.

This messaging guide from All Home and Shift the Bay can help anyone better understand and communicate the systemic drivers that push people into homelessness, respond to common misperceptions, and build support for proven solutions.

Together, we can help make the experience of homelessness rare and brief, and ensure that everyone in our communities has a safe, stable home no matter our race, income, or zip code.

Ready to take the next step?

We made a social media toolkit using many of these messages, to help other homelessness and housing advocates explain the root causes and advance real solutions. We hope you use it!