Jones Payne News
January 07, 2013
The Madison Area Community Land Trust Chooses WeaverPRM
TThe 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.”
For more information, call Andrew Walter at 617-790-3747.