Is US address proof mandatory?

Hello,

I want to renew my passport which is expiring in 2021. I wish to change my address in the passport and I have the address proof of the new address(Indian address). Is it mandatory to provide a US address proof while submitting the application?
The problem is that I am staying in a hotel and do not have a rental agreement or a US driving license. Could you please help me out with this?

Yes, you need proof of address - please see their documents checklist for passport renewal for what is acceptable in addition to other requirements