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.

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Latest CPA News

October 6th: 15th Anniversary of CPA

Save the Date!

Please join the Coalition on October 6th at the State House to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Community Preservation Act and advocate for this important program. The event will feature the 4th Annual Kuehn Community Preservation Awards.

Register for the event here...



Photo Courtesy of Maria ThibodeauGay Head Light Saved From Erosion!


Formerly one of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, Gay Head Light now shines bright in its new location, safe from the eroding cliff that once threatened it.

Click here to read more about this CPA-funded project...