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

Massachusetts State House

Conference Committee To Decide On CPA Surplus Funding

Now that both the House and Senate have weighed in on the idea of transferring state surplus funding to the CPA Trust Fund this fall, the final decision is up to a Conference Committee of House and Senate members.

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June 9th - CPA Hearing Date

Hearing Date Set for CPA Legislation


A tentative date has been set for the Revenue Committee to hear testimony on “An Act to Sustain Community Preservation Revenue”. 

Read on for details about the hearing...