Latest CPA News


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6/26/2015
We're delighted to introduce Jeff Gonyeau, the new Preservation Massachusetts Circuit Rider in Eastern Massachusetts.
CPA Is On The Ballot In Abington For April 2016
6/10/2015
Abington became the second community to advance CPA to the ballot this year, when at the town’s Monday June 8th town meeting, Abington residents overwhelmingly voted to put CPA on the April 2016 ballot.
Strong Show of Support During CPA Bill Hearing
6/10/2015
The Joint Committee on Revenue reviewed testimony supporting An Act to Sustain Community Preservation Revenue (H.2587/S.1459) during their Tuesday hearin
Legislative Conference Committee to Decide on CPA Surplus Funding
5/22/2015
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.
Budget Amendment Filed in the Senate for CPA
5/15/2015
It's the Senate's turn to weigh in on the FY16 state budget, with debate scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 19th.
Hearing Date Set for CPA Legislation
5/13/2015
A date has been set for the Joint Revenue Committee to hear testimony on “An Act to Sustain Community Preservation Revenue”.
"An Act To Sustain Community Preservation Revenue" Receives Favorable Recommendation
5/1/2015
Legislation has been filed at the State House that would provide for a higher CPA Trust Fund distribution for all 172 CPA communities.
House Budget Includes $10 million for CPA from FY15 surplus
4/29/2015
The Massachusetts House of Representatives decided a $10 million surplus distribution to the Community Preservation Act Trust Fund today.
DOR Issues Estimate for November 2015 CPA Trust Fund Distribution
4/16/2015
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) has released their projection of the CPA Trust Fund distribution that communities can expect to receive by November 15, 2015.
CPA is on the ballot in Woburn for November 2015!
4/10/2015
CPA is on the ballot in Woburn for November 2015!
The Coalition Testifies at Joint Committee on Revenue Hearing
4/10/2015
The Joint Committee on Revenue reviewed testimony supporting An Act to Sustain Community Preservation Revenue (H.2615 / S.1504) during their hearing on Monday afternoon.
House Set to Debate $25 million for CPA
4/9/2015
Representative Peter Kocot (D-Northampton) has filed an amendment to the House budget calling for up to $25 million of the state's FY15 budget surplus, if available, to be transferred to the CPA Trust Fund.
Strong Turnout at CPA Legislative Briefing
4/7/2015
Over 50 legislators and legislative aides joined the Coalition at the State House to hear about the current status of the Community Preservation Act in Massachusetts, and to learn more about pending CPA legislation.
Dedham to Vote on CPA Adoption on April 8th
4/3/2015
The town of Dedham will be voting on CPA adoption during their spring election this weekend on Saturday April 8th.
New 2015 HUD Income Limits Released; CPA Limits Posted
3/17/2015
The new 2015 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.