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.


Latest CPA News

State House deliberates budget, CPA funding

Boston Globe Endorses State Spending for CPA Trust Fund


A recent editorial highlights the importance of the state's recent financial committments toward community preservation work across the Commonwealth. Click to read the full story...



New Bedford Mayor Moves CPA to State Election Ballot


The city joins seven other Massachusetts communities now slated to vote on whether to adopt CPA at their upcoming fall election ballots. Click here for details...