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If you have the finances then the best bet is to hire a local lawyer. You may even be able to get together with some other tenants and split the price. You can also recover your attorney's fees form them.
If finances are tight, and things are tight for lots of people right now, then you can try Legal Aid in your area. They will usually help in Landlord/Tenant situations. It looks like this is going to be a hot summer now that it has started and so you definitely want to get things moving.
Also, you can contact the health department for your area and they may assist.
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