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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Mayor Mitchell Supporting CPA photo credit: Josh Souza

Coalition Advocates for Increased CPA Funding


Legislation has been filed on Beacon Hill that would provide for a minimum 50% CPA Trust Fund distribution for all 158 CPA communities. 

Click here to read about "An Act to Sustain Community Preservation Revenue"

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Mayor Mitchell Supporting CPA photo credit: Josh Souza

DOR Releases CPA Trust Fund Distribution 

 

The revenue from this year's trust fund distribution comes from two sources: fees collected at the state's Registries of Deeds plus $11.4 million from the state's FY2014 budget surplus. In total, more than $36 million was distributed to CPA communities on November 15th.

Click here to see your community's distribution...

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