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The SPDAT is an evidence-informed approach to assessing an individual's or family's acuity. The tool, across multiple components, prioritizes who to serve next and why, while concurrently identifying the areas in the person/family's life where support is most likely necessary in order to avoid housing instability.

For more information on SPDAT, please refer to the following or please contact Janet Irrer, MSHDA Homeless Programs Manager, at