Community Development


BMO Harris Bank is a leader in helping developers and organizations by providing financing and investments for projects that strengthen our communities.


Community Development Lending

BMO Harris Bank is a leader in helping developers and organizations strengthen their local communities by providing financing for projects. We take a consultative approach to help guide in the process of structuring financing for projects in low and moderate income communities such as:

  • New Markets Tax Credits
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credits
  • Tax Increment Financing
  • Affordable Housing Program grants through the Federal Home Loan Bank

Our team of local experts, in communities throughout the United States, are dedicated to helping you find the right financing solution. Contact us to discuss how we can help you access the government lending program that best suits your needs.

Pamela Daniels-Halisi
Managing Director, Community Development, BMO Harris Community Lending Group
Pamela.danielshalisi@bmo.com


Community Development Investment

As a provider of capital and financial expertise for communities throughout our banking markets, the BMO Harris Community Investments Group supports BMO Harris’ commitment to small business expansion, increased availability of quality, affordable housing and targeted community-based commercial real estate. We do this through large investments such as our $10MM commitment to IFF which creates opportunities for low income communities across the Midwest.

To learn more about partnering with the BMO Harris Community Investments Group or to present a qualified investment for our consideration, please contact:

Carl A. Jenkins
Managing Director, BMO Harris Community Investments Group
carl.jenkins@bmo.com


Responsible Banking

Community Reinvestment Act

BMO works to lift up communities in need by providing tools that help people develop financial resilience and fulfill their potential.

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Helping homeowners

Learn how BMO Harris helps homeowners access federal assistance when they need it.

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Community Impact Review

An at-a-glance view of our Community Reinvestment-related activities in the United States.

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