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New York Forward Lease Assistance Partnership
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Below you can access information about federal, state, city and private resources in regards to coronavirus (COVID-19).

The New York Forward Small Business Lease Assistance Partnership is a public-private partnership between Empire State Development, the nonprofit Start Small Think Big, and the New York Bar Association to help avoid business evictions. The initiative provides both small businesses and commercial landlords with pro bono legal services, and the information needed to reach a mutually agreeable lease renegotiation.​


Please complete the Assistance Request Form​ to request a COVID-19​ Consultation, including meetings to discuss commercial leases, with a volunteer attorney or financial professional. If you have any additional questions, email at

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