The Newtown Community Development Corporation Chooses WeaverPRM To Help Manage Affordable Housing Initiatives

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Newtown Community Development Corporation, Tempe, AZ will use WeaverPRM from The Jones Payne Group, Inc. to help manage its contruction efforts as well as its affordable housing projects across four jurisdictions.

Property Management for Community Development Corporations
WeaverPRM's ability to set milestones enables us to create checklists for all the things we need to do," said Allen L. Carlson, executive director of Newtown Community Development Corporation.

The Jones Payne Group, Inc. announced that the Newtown Community Development Corporation (Newtown) has purchased WeaverPRMâ„¢, the firm's cloud-based software that integrates workflow tracking, dwelling, and homeowner information into a system designed to help organize and manage parcel and property-based activities. Newtown, incorporated in 1994 and located in Tempe, AZ, has a mission to increase the supply of permanently affordable housing while developing and supporting homebuyers through innovative programs and partnerships.

WeaverPRM's adaptable design will enable Newtown to manage its housing development projects that currently span four jurisdictions and utilize multiple federal funding sources. WeaverPRM's construction management features will enable Newtown to manage and archive a wide variety of housing projects, including new construction, acquisition-rehab, partnerships with Habitat for Humanity, and even the relocation of an existing home.

WeaverPRM's sophisticated approach to tracking parcels, buildings, and units will allow Newtown to track its growing portfolio of community land trust and deed restricted homes. WeaverPRM works easily with CounselorMax® so that Newtown can manage their homebuyer education and counseling program in CounselorMax and then import that data into WeaverPRM when an applicant successfully purchases one of their homes.

"WeaverPRM's ability to set milestones enables us to create checklists for all the things we need to do," said Allen L. Carlson, executive director of Newtown Community Development Corporation. "WeaverPRM is to housing development as CounselorMax is to housing counseling. While we have software we use to create our construction documents, it's nothing compared to WeaverPRM in terms of being able to manage housing development projects."

The Jones Payne Group will be offering a lunch and learn on data management for CLTs, featuring WeaverPRM, on Tuesday, September 11 at noon during the National Community Land Trust Network's 2012 Conference in Burlington, VT.

Newtown Community Development Corporation
Newtown Community Development Corporation is a full-service housing organization, incorporating first-time homebuyer education, homeownership counseling services, down payment assistance, and a community land trust program providing permanently affordable homeownership opportunities. Newtown currently has 82 homes in their CLT portfolio and expects to add another 25-30 units by the end of 2013.

The Jones Payne Group, Inc.
The Jones Payne Group is a nationally recognized leader in the planning and implementation of community-focused programs and 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 environmental mitigation and capital improvement programs. Headquartered in Boston with offices across the U.S., The Jones Payne Group offers planning, community outreach and liaison services, capital needs assessments, existing conditions surveys, community development, and information technology management services.

WeaverPRM, a cloud-based software product developed by the firm's IMS/GIS group, provides property management capabilities to community land trusts, community development corporations, real estate developers, housing authorities, and environmental mitigation programs.

For more information, visit http://www.jonespayne.com or call Andrew Walter at 617-790-3747.

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