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.

CPA Data Center

Technical Assistance Database

A database of reference documents to help you understand and correctly implement CPA.

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Latest CPA News
Dedham advances CPA to spring ballot CPA Adoption Update: Dedham on the Ballot


Dedham became the first community to advance CPA to the ballot for spring of 2017 after their annual Town Meeting on November 14th.


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Election Night 2016 CPA Coverage CPA Adopted in Boston, Springfield and
Nine Other Communities  


Follow the link for election results from the 16 communities that voted on CPA on November 8th.


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