Latest CPA News


Budget Amendment Filed in the Senate for CPA
5/15/2015
It's the Senate's turn to weigh in on the FY16 state budget, with debate scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 19th.
House Budget Includes $10 million for CPA from FY15 surplus
4/29/2015
The Massachusetts House of Representatives decided a $10 million surplus distribution to the Community Preservation Act Trust Fund today.
DOR Issues Estimate for November 2015 CPA Trust Fund Distribution
4/16/2015
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) has released their projection of the CPA Trust Fund distribution that communities can expect to receive by November 15, 2015.
CPA is on the ballot in Woburn for November 2015!
4/10/2015
CPA is on the ballot in Woburn for November 2015!
House Set to Debate $25 million for CPA
4/9/2015
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.
Strong Turnout at CPA Legislative Briefing
4/7/2015
Over 50 legislators and legislative aides joined the Coalition at the State House to hear about the current status of the Community Preservation Act in Massachusetts, and to learn more about pending CPA legislation.
New 2015 HUD Income Limits Released; CPA Limits Posted
3/17/2015
The new 2015 Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income guidelines have been released. These figures are used by CPA communities to determine eligibility for exemptions to the CPA surcharge, and the income limits for those who will occupy CPA-funded community housing developments.
Coalition Advocates For Increased CPA Funding
2/10/2015
Coalition Advocates For Increased CPA Funding
Introducing Our New Communications Director
2/9/2015
Three New Communities Vote to Adopt CPA
11/25/2014
2014 Statewide CPA Trust Fund Distribution Announced
11/24/2014
Today the DOR released the State Trust Fund's distribution representing a 31.46% match for round one.
Three CPA Communities Seeking CPA Administrators
11/23/2014
The towns of Stoughton, Canton and Lexington are hiring candidates to assist with the administration of their Community Preservation Committee.
After Tallying the New FY2014 CPA Project Statistics, CPA Program Sees Strong Growth in Open Space Preservation
11/4/2014
Now that CPA communities have finished entering their FY2014 project appropriations into the state Community Preservation Projects database, it's clear that last year was a busy one for CPA.
CPA Trust Fund to Receive $11.4 Million in Surplus Funding
11/3/2014
The state closed the books on FY14 this week, and due to last minute budget pressures, the state surplus was smaller than expected. According to the Commonwealth's Statutory Basis Financial Report (SBFR), the state's FY2014 budget surplus will be sufficient to transfer $11.4 million to the statewide CPA Trust Fund.
Today Eight Communities Set to Vote on CPA Adoption, Two on Surcharge Increases
11/2/2014
Eight towns and cities will vote on CPA adoption and two additional communities will vote on CPA surcharge increases.