I live in Santa Clara and have had my rent increased 3 times in 18 months. How often can rents be raised?

Additionally, I have asked for repairs to be made as the tiles on the kitchen counter by the sink are loose and falling off. My requests to get this fixed have gone unanswered. This has been going on for over a year. Initially I got no response. The property manager states that the owner will not approve the repairs. If I am insistent, I seem to get another rent increase notice within the next couple of months. I am aware that this has happened in other units and they were repaired a while ago. I am also concerned for my health. The exposed wood underneath seems to be rotting and is exposed. I have year round allergies and asthma. Mold, mildew, dust etc. are among my allergies which lead me to be this is at the very least unhealthy, especially in the area where food is kept and prepared. Are there any agencies I can contact to get this resolved?

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