Latest CPA News

Senate Budget Debate Includes CPA Amendment for $25 Million
It's the Senate's turn to weigh in on the FY17 state budget, with debate scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 24th.
Many Communities Will Now Be Voting on CPA in November after Town Meeting & City Council Decisions
This November, many communities will have the opportunity to vote on CPA adoption during the November elections after Town Meeting & City Council votes place the CPA question on the ballot.
Abington Adopts CPA Among a Flurry of CPA Activity This Year
With three communities voting on CPA adoption and thirteen more considering it for November, there's a lot of CPA activity to keep up with this spring.
Mayor Walsh Endorses CPA Adoption for Boston
One week before Boston City Council votes on CPA adoption ballot measure, Mayor Marty Walsh officially endorses the Community Preservation Act
House Budget Includes $10 million for CPA from FY16 surplus
The Massachusetts House of Representatives decided to transfer $10 million from the state surplus to the Community Preservation Act Trust Fund today.
FY2017 House Budget Amendment Calls for $25 Million for CPA
Representative Peter Kocot has filed an amendment to the House budget calling for up to $25 million of the state's FY16 budget surplus, if available, to be transferred to the CPA Trust Fund.
New 2016 HUD Income Limits Released; CPA Limits Posted
The FY2016 Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income guidelines have been released. These figures are used by CPA communities to determine eligibility for exemptions to the CPA surcharge and the income limits for those who will occupy CPA-funded community housing developments
Boston City Council Public Hearing on CPA Adoption for November Ballot
On March 29th, Boston City Council held a public hearing to discuss including CPA adoption for Boston on the November ballot.
Need Help with Housing? The CPA Housing Guidebook is the Perfect Resource
Published by Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) in conjunction with Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) and the Community Preservation Coalition, the CPA Housing Guidebook provides resources for communities trying to achieve affordable housing goals.
South Hadley Residents Launch CPA Campaign Website
South Hadley, first of three communities to vote on CPA Adoption on the upcoming spring ballot, now has a website and Facebook page advocating for CPA
Updated CPA Housing Guidebook from MHP
Download the newest version of the CPA Housing Guidebook from the Massachusetts Housing Partnership
Meet the New Communications Director at the Community Preservation Coalition
Chase Mack joins the Community Preservation Coalition staff as Communications Director
Many Massachusetts Communities Now Considering CPA Adoption
CPA has become a hot topic across the Commonwealth thus far in 2016. Three communities have already voted to place CPA on the ballot in their Spring Elections: Abington, Oxford, and South Hadley.
Governor's Budget Proposal Contains CPA Surprise
The first step in the state’s annual budget process comes in late January, when the Governor releases his proposed budget.
Cape Cod Times Calls CPA impact "staggering and eye opening."
The Cape Cod Times profiles CPA, calling the impact 'staggering and eye opening.'