If my landlord refuses to make repairs, do I have to pay rent?

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The repairs have been needed since before I moved in, and although I've made the request in writing (and even filed a copy with the court in response to an eviction action several months ago) she has flat out refused to make the repairs. Do I have to continue asking? Can I legally withhold rent? What are my options to get the repairs done? I've considered moving out, but then I would probably lose my deposit, which I can't really afford. Also, I am now current on rent.

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