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

Mayor Mitchell Supporting CPA photo credit: Josh Souza

New Bedford Mayor Supports CPA Adoption

Speaking at historic Fort Tabor, Mayor Jon Mitchell endorsed New Bedford's adoption of the Community Preservation Act.

Click here to read local coverage of the event...



State House deliberates budget, CPA funding

Local Selectman, State Rep Endorse CPA in Arlington 

As the November 4th CPA adoption vote approaches, Selectman Dan Dunn and Representative Jay Kaufman voice their support of the program. Click here to read their endorsement and learn about the campaign...