The acquisition extends the reach of MRI's public housing software by allowing it to supply applications that are purpose-built for housing agencies, whilst adding specialist accounting services to its offering. Lindsey’s cloud-based solution allows property managers to manage tenant payments, maintenance workflows, applications, and communications. In addition, Lindsey’s tenant and employee screening solution is designed specifically for the needs of public housing authorities. Lindsey’s accounting services assist housing agencies in ensuring financial and regulatory compliance with required Housing and Urban Development (HUD) financial reports as well as a variety of other regulatory requirements.
Announcing the acquisition, David Carner, Senior Vice President of Residential Solutions at MRI Software, said:
"Acquiring Lindsey enhances our already extensive public housing offering and represents another important milestone in our goal of providing world-class technology and services that cover the full range of needs for organizations operating in the sector.
"Lindsey has been serving the public housing industry for 60 years, and their solutions are being used by more than 700 public housing authorities across the United States, making them a great addition to MRI. With Lindsey’s industry-leading mobile applications and screening and accounting services, we’ll be able to provide public housing authorities with even more tools to better serve their customers."
Lindsey Software CEO, John Lindsey, added:
"We are excited to be joining MRI and providing our clients with more capabilities and options for running their organizations than ever before,” . “MRI and Lindsey share a commitment to innovation, and both our companies believe in an open and connected approach to software. MRI has invested significantly in innovation for the public and affordable housing markets, bringing much-needed modernization to a sector that historically has been underserved by property management software providers. Lindsey clients will continue to have access to our experience and expertise while also benefitting from MRI’s state-of-the-art new solutions and extensive partner network, enjoying even more flexibility and choice."
Located in Little Rock, Arkansas, Lindsey offers property management solutions designed to ease the workload of public housing managers. For tenants, its software allows 24/7 mobile access and up-to-date tracking of the status of the application process, resident maintenance requests and online rental payments. For housing managers, that means tenants are able to interact around the clock about the things they care most about, without staff having to be personally available.