This data tool helps homeless people get housing. If you’re white, your chances are even better.

October 29, 2019

“When Leah Post started using a tool meant to prioritize the most vulnerable people she worked with for a shot at housing, she noticed something was off. 

People walking through the doors of her human services organization were disproportionately people of color.

But the assessment tool she was using, a mouthful called the Vulnerability Index — Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool, or VI-SPDAT for short, regularly prioritized white clients.”

Read the full article at the link below, featuring Neighborhood House staff member Leah Post.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/this-data-tool-helps-homeless-people-get-housing-if-youre-white-your-chances-are-even-better/