Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative to Implement WeaverPRM from The Jones Payne Group

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The Jones Payne Group announced that the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) is implementing WeaverPRM™ to manage its housing units. WeaverPRM is a hosted solution for property inventory and workflow management.

Property Management for Community Land Trusts

We chose WeaverPRM for its ability to inventory our properties and track workflow, projects, grants, and construction.

The Jones Payne Group announced that the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) is implementing WeaverPRM™ to manage its housing units. WeaverPRM, offering in-depth, detailed tracking and management capabilities, integrates workflow tracking, dwelling, and homeowner information into a web-based software system designed to help organize and manage parcel and property-based activities.

Property Inventory and Workflow Tracking
DSNI has created an inventory all 225 units of its land trust named Dudley Neighbors Inc (DNI) on WeaverPRM and tracks leaseholder issues in real time via laptop, PDA, and Smartphone. The nonprofit also scans and stores copies of deeds, product warranty information, leaseholder agreements, and other documents associated with each unit for easy access and retrieval.

"We chose WeaverPRM for its ability to inventory our properties and track workflow, projects, grants, and construction," said Jason Webb, director of DNI at DSNI. "In addition, the system has greatly enhanced our ability to track communication with homeowners and create reports for our different constituents, including our board of directors, foundations, and homeowners."

"WeaverPRM grew out of our extensive experience in working with local communities during our noise mitigation work," said Michael K. Payne, managing principal of The Jones Payne Group. "Community Land Trusts have many of the same issues focused, of course, on the land and buildings but, perhaps more importantly, on the people who live on the properties."

About The Jones Payne Group, Inc.
The Jones Payne Group, a nationally recognized leader in the planning and implementation of community-focused programs, provides architecture, urban planning and design, program management, and information management services and products to the public and private sector. The firm has been involved in a variety of transportation-related planning, design and technology implementation projects including design and construction for airport noise mitigation and capital improvement programs. Headquartered in Boston with offices across the U.S., The Jones Payne Group provides information technology management services and products, planning, community outreach and liaison services, environmental impact studies, airport edge studies, community development and mitigation strategies. For more information, visit The Jones Payne Group or call 617-790-3747.

About The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) is an innovative resident-led planning and organizing community nonprofit dedicated to rebuilding the Dudley neighborhood of Boston as a vibrant urban village. DSNI's mission is "To empower Dudley residents to organize, plan for, create, and control a vibrant, diverse, and high quality neighborhood in collaboration with community partners." Home to more than 24,000 residents, Dudley is located in the Roxbury/North Dorchester area of Boston. Since 1985, 600 of 1,300 vacant lots have been transformed into nearly 300 new homes, a town common, gardens, urban agriculture, parks, and playgrounds; 300 housing units have been rehabbed.

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