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. Open to member communities only.

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Latest CPA News

State House deliberates budget, CPA funding

Local Selectman, State Rep Endorse CPA in Arlington


As the November 4th CPA adoption vote approaches, Selectman Dan Dunn and Representative Jay Kaufman voice their support of the program. Click here to read their endorsement and learn about the campaign...



Featured Campaign: Berkley Residents Considering CPA Adoption 


At their June annual meeting, Berkley residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of a November 4th ballot question on adopting the CPA with a 1% surcharge on local real estate tax bills. Click here to learn more about the campaign...