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

Featured Campaign: Arlington 


On November 4, voters in Arlington will vote on whether to adopt the Community Preservation Act and implement a 1.5% surcharge on local real estate tax bills to rais funds for CPA purposes. Click to read the full article...



Want to Learn More about CPA and Affordable Housing?


The North Shore Regional Housing Forum kicks off this fall with a series of local presentations on leveraging CPA funds to meet your community's housing needs. Click here for a list of presentation topics and dates...