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.

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Latest CPA News
Billerica advances CPA to November Ballot CPA Adoption Update: Billerica on the Ballot


Billerica became the eleventh community to advance CPA to the ballot this year after acquiring the required number of signatures on their ballot petition.


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New CPA Legislation Affects Housing Trusts and Exemption Deadlines New CPA Legislation Affects Housing Trusts and Exemption Deadlines


Legislation was passed at the end of July that includes two sections that will affect the Community Preservation Act. 


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