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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A database of reference documents to help you understand and correctly implement CPA.

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Latest CPA News

Kuehn Award Recipients Announced

Join us for the 15th Anniversary of CPA Celebration

The excitement is building for the 15th Anniversary Celebration of CPA, as Governor Baker has accepted our invitation to make remarks. We will feature the Kuehn Community Preservation Awards honoring CPA Heroes from across the State during the celebration. We hope you can join us!

Read on for the event details and a full list of the CPA Heroes being honored...



CPA on the Ballot in Medford!

Positive Step Forward for CPA Legislation

We are glad to report that "An Act to Sustain Community Preservation Revenue" received a favorable recommendation from the Joint Committee on Revenue. The bill now advances to the House Committee on Ways & Means.

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