Latest CPA News


Chief Executives from 45 Cities and Towns Urge State Legislature to Support CPA
6/28/2017
In a collaboration between the Coalition and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, a letter was issued to the state budget conference committee this afternoon on behalf of many of the state’s largest cities and towns supporting the inclusion of the Community Preservation Act in this year’s state budget.
Senate Passes Budget Amendment to Bolster CPA Trust Fund
5/24/2017
The Senate has adopted an amendment to the budget that would provide an increase to the recording fees at the State's Registries of Deeds to provide a higher state match to all CPA communities in 2018
CPA Adoption Update: Northbridge on the Ballot
5/8/2017
After a vote at their annual Town Meeting earlier this month, the town of Northbridge now advances CPA to the ballot.
New 2017 HUD Income Limits Released; CPA Limits Posted
4/17/2017
The new 2017 Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income guidelines have been FY2016 HUD Income Guidelines Releasedreleased.
City of Boston Seeks Community Preservation Director
4/7/2017
The City of Boston is hiring a Community Preservation Director to support the city's implementation of the Community Preservation Act
Meet Our New Kuehn Fellow, Kaitlin Butler
3/27/2017
The Community Preservation Coalition is pleased to introduce our new Kuehn Fellow, Kaitlin Butler.
Dedham Residents Launch CPA Campaign Website
3/6/2017
Dedham will be the first community to vote on CPA after the record-setting 11 adoptions from the fall elections just a few months ago, and advocates in the town are working hard to see the same success in their community. The local CPA campaign has launched a new website and Facebook page promoting CPA adoption in Dedham.
Acton Lawsuit Advances to Supreme Judicial Court
2/14/2017
The highest court in the Commonwealth, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC), has agreed to hear the lawsuit regarding the use of CPA funds to preserve historic religious buildings in Acton.
Meet the New Associate Director at the Community Preservation Coalition
2/7/2017
The Community Preservation Coalition is pleased to introduce our new Associate Director, Alison Leary.
Town of Braintree Seeks Community Preservation Manager
1/4/2017
The Town of Braintree is looking to hire a CPA Manager to support their town's implementation of the Community Preservation Act
November 2016 Statewide Trust Fund Distribution Announced
11/16/2016
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) has released the Community Preservation Trust Fund distribution for each CPA municipality. The revenue from this year's trust fund distribution comes from the recording fees collected over the past 12 months at the state's Registries of Deeds.
CPA Adoption Update: Dedham on the Ballot
11/14/2016
Dedham became the first community to advance CPA to the ballot for spring of 2017 after their annual Town Meeting on November 14th.
Election Day 2016 Coverage - 11 New Communities Vote to Adopt CPA
11/9/2016
It was an historic night for CPA, as a record-high of 11 new communities voted to adopt the Act.
Photos from CPA Campaigns Leading Up To Election Night
11/9/2016
Just as we highlighted some photos from the campaign trail over the last month, we've also put together some great looks at CPA campaigns leading up to the final results on Election Day!
CPA Advocates Canvassing Across the State
11/3/2016
Despite the cold weather that's recently arrived, local advocates in 16 communities have been hard at work promoting CPA and educating voters.