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Safe, affordable housing is a 'health vaccine,' says expert

By Matt Sutkowski. Reposted from Burlington Free Press, November 15, 2012. “There’s a magical “vaccine” out there that would improve the physical and mental health of many Americans, ease pressure on a wobbly health care system, and, in the long term, help put a dent in the nation’s troubling budget deficit. The vaccine is called safe, stable and affordable housing, said Xavier de Souza Briggs, the keynote speaker at Thursday’s Vermont Housing Conference in Burlington.”

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