Can I withhold my rent due to mold and unsafe living conditions, as well as any other cost accrued, because of the mold?

Question Details: I live in a rental home and it is infested with hazardous mold. This mold is a result of the roof leaking, which it has been leaking for months. The manager of the property is aware of this problem due to my phone calls and written letter. I had the mold tested to determine if it could be hazardous to my health and the results say that it is hazardous. I was hospitalized last week due to exposure to this mold. My health as well as the health of my son has been declining ever since I have been living in this residence. I have written my property manager a letter as well as placing more than several phone calls to try to get in touch with him to get this situation resolved quickly. It has been over a month since the manager was made aware of this situation and he has done nothing to try to fix this and get rid of the mold problem or fix the leaky roof. The manager has threatened eviction due to my phone calls about the property due to mold and roof.

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