of the SPDAT Assessment
for Single AdultsMaricopa Regional CoC
Presented byAZCEH Certified SPDAT Trainers
Friday, March 17th9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Maricopa Association of Governments
302 N. 1st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003Second Floor | Saguaro Room
Effective Administration of the SPDAT Assessment for Single Adults: Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care (MRCOC) will focus on the practical application of MRCOC's adopted coordinated assessment, Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (SPDAT), and how each trainee can properly and effectively administer the SPDAT within their respective program, agency, or organization.
What is the SPDAT?
The SPDAT is an evidence-informed approach to assessing an individual’s acuity, which is currently in use in more than 100 communities across the U.S. and Canada, helping to improve intake processes and use existing resources to help serve individuals in gaining access to programs and services which are best aligned to end their homelessness. The assessment tool, across multiple components, prioritizes whom to serve next and why, while concurrently identifying the areas in the person's life where support is most likely necessary in order to maintain housing stability.
Recently updated to Version 4, the SPDAT uses 15 dimensions to determine an acuity score that will help inform professional Permanent Supportive Housing and/or Rapid Re-Housing practitioners about the following:
Understanding of Housing First philosophy and best practices, as well as various housing programs and initiatives, such as Permanent Supportive Housing, Rapid Re-Housing, Housing Choice Voucher Programs (Section 8), HUD-VASH, SSVF, etc.
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