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.

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Latest CPA News

State HouseStatewide CPA Trust Fund Distribution Announced

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) has released the Community Preservation Trust Fund distribution for each of the CPA municipalities.

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South Hadley On The BallotCPA Adoption Update: South Hadley on the ballot

The town of South Hadley in Hampshire County voted to place CPA on the ballot at Town Meeting on Wednesday, November 18th. South Hadley joins Abington and Oxford, who will all vote in 2016.

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