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

Mayor Mitchell Supporting CPA photo credit: Josh Souza

DOR Releases November 2014 CPA Trust Fund Distribution

The revenue from this year's trust fund distribution comes from two sources: fees collected at the state's Registries of Deeds plus $11.4 million from the state's FY2014 budget surplus. In total, more than $36 million will be distributed to the 155 eligible communities.

Click here to see your community's distribution...



Mayor Mitchell Supporting CPA photo credit: Josh Souza

Three New Communities Vote to Adopt CPA 


Voters in the state's sixth largest city, New Bedford, overwhelmingly approved CPA on election day, as did residents of the second largest community with CPA on the ballot, Arlington.

Click here to read more about the election results...