Client seeks assistance at an eviction hearing scheduled for February 28, 2020, at 12:45 pm in Municipal Court – Room 3. Client has lived in the property for almost a year with her two daughters. Client fell behind on rent in January 2020. Client texted the landlord that rent would be late but landlord filed eviction paperwork. The client has January and February 2020 rent in escrow. There are multiple habitability issues such as a leaking ceiling, rodent infestation, and holes in the property. Defenses include breach of the implied warranty of habitability. Client would like to remain in the property and have necessary repairs completed. The eviction complaint seeks January 2020 rent, late fees, court costs, and ongoing rent from the date of filing. Landlord is unrepresented.