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.

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Latest CPA News

Cambridge Affordable Housing: Rindge Ave

House Set to Debate $25 million for CPA


Representative Peter Kocot (D-Northampton) has filed an amendment to the House budget calling for up to $25 million of the state's FY15 budget surplus, if available, to be transferred to the CPA Trust Fund. 

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Massachusetts State House

CPA on the Ballot in Woburn for Fall 2015!

Woburn became the first community to advance CPA to the ballot this year, when the Woburn City Council voted 5-4 in favor of CPA.  

Read on to learn more about Woburn's CPA campaign...