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.

CPA Data Center

Technical Assistance Database

A database of reference documents to help you understand and correctly implement CPA. Open to member communities only.

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Latest CPA News

State House deliberates budget, CPA funding

Ten Communities to Vote on CPA this November


In less than one month, voters in eight communities will decide on the question of CPA adoption, while two other towns will vote on increasing their CPA surcharge. Click to find out who's voting...



Featured Campaign: Boxborough Considering CPA Adoption 


At the spring 2014 Town Meeting, Boxborough residents approved putting a question on the November ballot to adopt CPA with a 1% surcharge. Click here to learn more about the campaign...