Open a Business in East Harlem

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Commercial Leasing

In 1977, Hope Community acquired its first commercial space with a goal of assisting the economic development of East Harlem. Today, Hope Community provides more than 40,000 square feet of affordable commercial spaces at twenty-eight buildings throughout East Harlem.

Hope Community commercial rental opportunities support small business owners and social services agencies offering East Harlem community an array of products and services. The small businesses generate thousands of dollars in revenue and create job opportunities in the community. Hope Community is extremely proud of contributing to the stabilization of East Harlem’s commercial real estate space and this continues to be a priority in our development work.

For more information about Hope Community commercial space availability, please contact (212) 860-8821 or


Commercial Applicant
Check List

1. Application
2. Business Plan

  • Initial Expenses – Start- up cost
  • Projected Revenue
  • Daily Expenses


3. Business Certificate/license
4. Reference Letters (2)
5. Last 6 Bank Statements
6. Tax Returns for 2014 – 2016 (3 years)
7. Signed authorization to obtain consumer Credit Report
8. $150.00 Money Order – Credit Check Fee (Payable to Hope Community)
9. Picture state identification (I.D.)
10. Social Security Card

Commercial Rental Application

Current Business

Bank Reference:

If Yes, Please Provide:

Business History:

Location No. 1

Location No. 2

Declaration and fee acknowledgement:

I declare that the statements contained in this application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge.