Latest CPA News


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.
Coalition Advocates For Increased CPA Funding
2/10/2015
Coalition Advocates For Increased CPA Funding
Three New Communities Vote to Adopt CPA
11/25/2014
2014 Statewide CPA Trust Fund Distribution Announced
11/24/2014
Today the DOR released the State Trust Fund's distribution representing a 31.46% match for round one.
Three CPA Communities Seeking CPA Administrators
11/23/2014
The towns of Stoughton, Canton and Lexington are hiring candidates to assist with the administration of their Community Preservation Committee.
After Tallying the New FY2014 CPA Project Statistics, CPA Program Sees Strong Growth in Open Space Preservation
11/4/2014
Now that CPA communities have finished entering their FY2014 project appropriations into the state Community Preservation Projects database, it's clear that last year was a busy one for CPA.
CPA Trust Fund to Receive $11.4 Million in Surplus Funding
11/3/2014
The state closed the books on FY14 this week, and due to last minute budget pressures, the state surplus was smaller than expected. According to the Commonwealth's Statutory Basis Financial Report (SBFR), the state's FY2014 budget surplus will be sufficient to transfer $11.4 million to the statewide CPA Trust Fund.
Today Eight Communities Set to Vote on CPA Adoption, Two on Surcharge Increases
11/2/2014
Eight towns and cities will vote on CPA adoption and two additional communities will vote on CPA surcharge increases.
Do the State’s procurement laws apply to CPA projects?
11/1/2014
Do the state’s procurement and prevailing wage laws apply to CPA projects, particularly grants to private groups?
Coalition seeks Community Preservation Coalition Communications Coordinator
11/1/2014
The Communications Coordinator handles all communications-related and administrative activities for the Community Preservation Coalition, supporting the community outreach and advocacy efforts of the Executive and Associate Director and the Coalition’s Steering Committee.
Egremont and Otis Campaign for CPA in the Berkshires
10/31/2014
The Arlington CPA Campaign
10/31/2014
On November 4, voters in Arlington, Massachusetts will vote on whether to adopt the Community Preservation Act (CPA) and implement a 1.5% surcharge on local real estate tax bills to raise funds for CPA purposes.