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
Gatehouse Media and Wicked Local Cover Local and Regional CPA Programs CPA Stories Appearing in Local and Regional Papers


In the last few weeks, Gatehouse Media and Wicked Local have been running a series of articles about the Community Preservation Act and the many projects that CPA communities have been able to accomplish through the program.


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Holyoke Will Now Be Voting on CPA in November CPA Adoption Update: Holyoke on the Ballot


On June 21st, Holyoke became the seventh community to advance CPA to the ballot this year after their City Council voted in favor of CPA.


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