Lease Assistance for Small Businesses

Lease assistance is available for small businesses.

The New York Forward Small Business Lease Assistance Partnership was formed to help avoid business evictions. It provides both small businesses and commercial landlords with pro bono legal services and the information needed to reach a mutually agreeable lease renegotiation.

It is a public-private partnership between Empire State Development, the nonprofit Start Small Think Big, and the New York Bar Association.

Click here to view a PDF with more information.

Click here to initiate a lease renegotiation.