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HACSA
The Housing And Community Services Agency of Lane County, commonly known as HACSA, is the public housing authority for the city of Eugene, the City of Springfield, and rural Lane County. HACSA's mission is to make a difference in the quality of affordable housing and related community services.

Home Care Commission Registry
The OHCC Registry and Referral System (RRS) was developed in partnership with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 503, and the State of Oregon, Department of Human Services (DHS), through Seniors and People with Disabilities (SPD). It is a web-based system that provides access to qualified HCWs to employers, their representatives, and SPD and Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD) staff.

A list matching employers with qualified HCWs; Emergency and respite referrals; and twenty-four hour access.

Home Care Worker (HCW)
Home care workers provide in-home services, including but not limited to housecleaning, shopping, meal preparation, money management, transportation, personal care and medication management. Home care workers are hired directly by the clients. Clients retain the right to hire home care workers of their choice, including family members.

Home Delivered Meals
Meals provided to home-bound seniors and adults with disabilities by AAA-funded nutrition service providers. Also known as Meals on Wheels.

Housing Cost Burden
For renters, housing costs are defined as gross rent, or rent plus basic utilities (electricity, gas, water, and sewage). For homeowners, housing costs include mortgage payments, property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, condo fees, and basic utilities. A person is considered to have a housing cost burden if they pay more than 30% of their gross income on housing.  31%-50% is considered a moderate housing cost burden and over 50% is considered a severe housing cost burden.

Hunger
Hunger is defined as the uneasy or painful sensation caused by lack of food. When we talk about hunger in America, we refer to the ability of people to obtain sufficient food for their household. Some people may find themselves skipping meals or cutting back on the quality or quantity of food they purchase at the stores. This recurring and involuntary lack of access to food can lead to malnutrition over time.