Latest CPA News


The Woburn CPA Campaign
10/22/2014
On November 4, voters in Woburn, Massachusetts, will decide whether to adopt the Community Preservation Act (CPA) and implement a 1% CPA surcharge on local property tax bills.
CPA Campaigns Rev Up as November Election Approaches
10/13/2014
In less than one month, voters in six towns and two cities across the Commonwealth will take their turn at the ballot to decide on whether the Community Preservation Act is right for their community.
The Boxborough CPA Campaign
10/13/2014
At the spring 2014 Town Meeting, Boxborough residents approved putting a question on the November ballot to adopt the Community Preservation Act (CPA) with a 1% surcharge on local property taxes.
Want to Learn More about CPA and Affordable Housing?
10/12/2014
Start by attending one of the North Shore Regional Housing Forum this fall, which features local presentations each month on leveraging CPA funds to meet your community's housing needs.
Town of Canton Seeks CPA Administrative Staff
10/9/2014
The Town of Canton is looking to hire a CPA Administrator to support their community's implementation of the Community Preservation Act.
The New Bedford CPA Campaign
10/2/2014
With unanimous support from the City Council, on July 31, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell signed a city ordinance placing the question of whether to adopt the Community Preservation Act (CPA) with a 1.5% surcharge on local property taxes on the city’s November ballot.
When CPA Funds a Housing Trust, a Grant Agreement is a Must!
9/30/2014
Coalition publishes sample grant agreement for appropriations to Housing Trusts
New Bedford Business Leaders Endorse Community Preservation Act
9/10/2014
The New Bedford Economic Development Council cites CPA's benefits to local economies and community well-being among the reasons why they are taking a strong stance in favor of CPA as the November election approaches.
Boston Globe Endorses State Contribution to CPA Trust Fund
8/21/2014
In a recent editorial, The Boston Globe highlights the importance of the state's recent finanicial committments toward community preservation work across the Commonwealth.
New Bedford Mayor Moves CPA to State Election Ballot
7/31/2014
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell signed the Community Preservation Act city ordinance, placing the question of CPA adoption on the November 4th election ballot.
Governor Patrick signs FY15 Budget with $25 Million for CPA
7/11/2014
At the base of the State House's Grand Staircase, Governor Deval Patrick signed the fiscal year 2015 budget, making the transfer of $25 million from the FY2014 budget surplus to the state CPA Trust Fund official.
Remembering Wellfleet's Barbara Gray: CPA and Preservation Champion Leaves Lasting Impact
6/30/2014
CPA lost a dedicated advocate recently with the passing of former State Representative and Wellfleet Community Preservation Committee member Barbara Gray, 86.
$25 Million for the CPA Trust Fund
6/30/2014
Responding to calls from CPA advocates across the state, the legislative committee charged with reconciling the differences in funding amounts between the House and Senate versions of the FY15 budget has approved a full $25 million from the state's budget surplus for the CPA Trust Fund.
Arlington organizes ballot committee for CPA election
6/17/2014
Woburn Puts CPA to Ballot Vote, New Bedford Moves One Step Closer
6/16/2014
In the wake of widespread CPA adoption activity this spring, two more communities, New Bedford and Woburn, debated this week on whether to move the question of CPA adoption to their fall election ballots.