How to find out your apartment’s rent history

For those who inquired about how to request your rental history:

Email the NY State Division of Housing and Community Renewal at or call them at 718 739-6400.

You need to give them your name and address including your apartment number. They will then mail or email you your rent history. Here is a suggested email:


I, <your name>, am currently renting <your address, APARTMENT NUMBER, borough, zipcode> and would like the rent history for the unit I am renting. Any information you can provide me would be greatly appreciated.

thank you,

– <your name>

Be forewarned: I just learned that if you file a complaint it may take up to TWO YEARS for it to get seen by DHCR. I spoke with an agent there on the phone today and they told me they are extremely back logged.

– Chris

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