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 House deliberates budget, CPA funding

House Ways & Means Budget Includes $25 Million

We've cleared the first hurdle in our campaign to renew the $25 million for the CPA Trust Fund.  Click here for details...

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 North Shore Community Attempts a First-of-its-Kind CPA Surcharge Increase

Manchester's 4/7 Town Meeting voted to put a 1.5% to 3% CPA surcharge increase question on their upcoming ballot election, which would make it the first CPA community to increase their surcharge a second time. Click here for details... 

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