Barile, J. P., Pruitt, A. S., & Meyer, M. 
Paper presented at the 2022 National Health Care For The Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium, Seattle, W.A.
Publication year: 2022

The Matching to Appropriate Placement (MAP) tool was recently developed to address these concerns and aims to match people to health and homelessness services based on a holistic range of criteria, as opposed to prioritizing solely based on vulnerability. The 22-item measure assesses: 1) health and wellness; 2) violence exposure and safety; 3) crisis involvement; (4) criminal justice engagement; 5) housing history; and 6) need for crisis intervention. The goals of the assessment are to place individuals’ unique response patterns to appropriate housing placements that will maximize people’s chances for appropriate placement and distribute resources equitably and efficiently.