The Madison Area Community Land Trust Chooses WeaverPRM from The Jones Payne Group, Inc.

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The Madison Area Community Land Trust will use WeaverPRM to manage its new housing development projects, administer its growing portfolio of permanently affordable owner-occupied housing, and oversee land for urban agriculture and conservation.

Property Management for Community Land Trusts

WeaverPRM organizes and manages parcel and property-based activities for community land trusts.

This will help us today and be of even greater benefit tomorrow because we can be confident that the new staff we bring in can easily put their hands on the information they need to do their work.

The Jones Payne Group, Inc. announced that the Madison Area Community Land Trust (Madison Area CLT) has purchased WeaverPRM™, 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. Incorporated in 1991 and located in Madison, Wisconsin, the Madison Area CLT’s three-pronged mission is to create permanently affordable owner-occupied housing, revitalize economically disadvantaged neighborhoods, and protect the environment through the sound use of land and natural resources.

WeaverPRM's adaptable design will enable Madison Area CLT to manage its new housing development projects going forward, as well as provide all the tools necessary to steward its growing portfolio of permanently affordable owner-occupied housing. And, because of its powerful land management tools, WeaverPRM will assist the Madison Area CLT in managing land for urban agriculture and conservation.

As a WeaverPRM 3.0 beta testing site, the Madison Area CLT played an important role in the refinement of a number of the features that made their way into the final product. An added benefit of the beta testing process was the creation of the Troy Gardens archive, an online collection of all the documentation from an award-winning project that combined a working farm, a restored prairie, community gardens, and a mixed-income, cohousing community – all on 31 acres right in the city of Madison.

“We have hundreds of key documents and many other pieces of information that have accumulated over the past twenty years, and we are excited to finally be putting a system in place that will keep that neatly arranged for us,” said Andy Miller, Program Manager for the Madison Area CLT. “This will help us today and be of even greater benefit tomorrow because we can be confident that the new staff we bring in can easily put their hands on the information they need to do their work. Community land trusts are data-driven organizations, with mountains of paperwork to track and with long-term stewardship obligations spanning 100 years. We owe it to the people we serve to keep accurate information about their homes, their families, and all the contractual obligations associated with them. WeaverPRM helps us do just that, in a way we could never do with paper and spreadsheets.”

Madison Area CLT Community Development Corporation
The Madison Area Community Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides permanently affordable housing for homebuyers at or below 80 percent of median. Founded by Sol Levin in 1991, the Madison Area CLT currently has 68 homes in its portfolio as well as holding land for conservation and urban agriculture. The Home Depot Foundation, AARP, and the National Association of Home Builders have presented national awards to the CLT for its development work at Troy Gardens.

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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