You have no claim for malicious prosecution. If you did, it is a normal lawsuit and there is no such thing as an "order to show cause. You need to see an attorney.
The reason you have no claim for malicious prosecution is that if you are $1.00 short of the rent on the due date, your landlord is entitled to file suit for eviction.
If there are safety risk, you can pay the rent into the court pending any dispute and fight over whether the premises are habitable and whether you had to pay the full rent.
You need an attorney
This comment does not create an attorney-client relationship. The law and its application by the courts is constantly evolving and changing. This discussion is not to be taken as a definitive guide, and should not be relied upon to determine all fact situations. Each set of facts must be examined separately with the current case and statutory law analyzed and applied accordingly.