Next Generation Assessment Tools Series

August 30, 2022  |  Publications

The Vulnerability Index-Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (VI-SPDAT) has long been a key tool in communities’ assessments of how to prioritize service delivery for people experiencing homelessness. Communities are shifting towards other tools, as the VI-SPDAT is now being phased out – but this leaves a gap in how to prioritize people for services.

In the Next Generation Assessment Tools Series, the Alliance will share information on assessment tools and provide ideas for how to move new ideas and tools forward.

Future installments of the series will include information on defining “evidence-based practices,” describing emerging models, and other tips for implementing the next generation of assessment tools.

Looking Back at the VI-SPDAT Before Moving Forward

The first brief in this series examines the history of the VI-SPDAT, lessons learned from its use, and what this means for future tools.

Stay tuned for updates on additional briefs and materials for this series.