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
The Lawsuit in Acton Advances to the SJC in September SJC to Hear Acton CPA Lawsuit Arguments


On Thursday, September 7th, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) will hear oral arguments on the Acton CPA lawsuit.


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City of Medford Seeks CPA Coordinator

City of Medford Seeks Community Preservation Coordinator


The City of Medford is looking to hire a Community Preservation Coordinator to provide administrative assistance to support the city's implementation of CPA.


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