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
CPA Trust Fund Distribution Announced November 2017 State Trust Fund Distribution Announced


The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) has released the Community Preservation Trust Fund distribution for each CPA municipality. 


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Boston Breaks CPA Records

Boston Breaks CPA Records with 113 Community Preservation Committee Applicants


The excitement since last year's adoption has yet to slow down, as over 100 people have applied to be on Boston's local Community Preservation Committee.


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