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

Save the Date: 4th Annual Kuehn Awards

Is There a CPA Hero in Your Community?

Now through 8/21, the Coalition will accept nominations for the 4th Annual Kuehn Community Preservation Awards! We are looking for local CPA advocates who are significant contributors to the success of CPA, either statewide or in their community.

Find out more information and submit your nomination here...


Robert Durand

Now Hiring: Coalition Intern


The Coalition seeks to hire a part-time, paid intern to take on two substantial research projects beginning this September.

Click here for more information about the position and to apply...