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 Massachusetts Senate will debate an amendment to transfer funds from the state surplus to the Community Preservation Act Trust Fund. Senate Passes CPA Amendment Including $10 Million for Trust Fund


After several days of debate on the state budget, the MA Senate passed an amendment to include $10 Million for the CPA Trust Fund.


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Many Communities Will Now Be Voting on CPA in November Many Communities Will Now Be Voting on CPA in November


With a busy spring season for CPA well on its way, five municipalities have now voted to place CPA on the November 2016 ballot after Town Meeting and City Council decisions.


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