Working For The Community Preservation Act

The Community Preservation Coalition is an alliance of open space, affordable housing, and historic preservation organizations working with municipalities to help them understand, adopt, and implement the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act (CPA).

The Coalition was formed in the 1990s with the goal of achieving passage of the Community Preservation Act. With leadership and help from our diverse Steering Committee, the Coalition works to preserve Massachusetts communities’ unique character by advocating for and supporting the Community Preservation Act, advancing smart growth and sustainable development for communities across the Commonwealth.

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Latest CPA News
Springfield advances CPA to November Ballot CPA Adoption Update: Springfield on the Ballot


Springfield became the eighth community to advance CPA to the ballot this year after their City Council passed an 11-1 vote in favor of CPA.


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Governor Baker signs the FY2017 Budget Governor Baker Signs the FY2017 State Budget Including CPA Funding


Governor Charlie Baker signed the fiscal year 2017 budget, including the transfer of $10 million from the state budget surplus to the CPA Trust Fund.


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