Latest CPA News


Senate Budget Debate Includes CPA Amendment for $25 Million
5/23/2016
It's the Senate's turn to weigh in on the FY17 state budget, with debate scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 24th.
Abington Adopts CPA Among a Flurry of CPA Activity This Spring
4/30/2016
With three communities voting on CPA adoption and twelve more considering it for November, there's a lot of CPA activity to keep up with this spring.
Mayor Walsh Endorses CPA Adoption for Boston
4/28/2016
One week before Boston City Council votes on CPA adoption ballot measure, Mayor Marty Walsh officially endorses the Community Preservation Act
House Budget Includes $10 million for CPA from FY16 surplus
4/27/2016
The Massachusetts House of Representatives decided to transfer $10 million from the state surplus to the Community Preservation Act Trust Fund today.
FY2017 House Budget Amendment Calls for $25 Million for CPA
4/20/2016
Representative Peter Kocot has filed an amendment to the House budget calling for up to $25 million of the state's FY16 budget surplus, if available, to be transferred to the CPA Trust Fund.
New 2016 HUD Income Limits Released; CPA Limits Posted
4/5/2016
The FY2016 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
Boston City Council Public Hearing on CPA Adoption for November Ballot
3/30/2016
On March 29th, Boston City Council held a public hearing to discuss including CPA adoption for Boston on the November ballot.
Need Help with Housing? The CPA Housing Guidebook is the Perfect Resource
3/24/2016
Published by Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) in conjunction with Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) and the Community Preservation Coalition, the CPA Housing Guidebook provides resources for communities trying to achieve affordable housing goals.
South Hadley Residents Launch CPA Campaign Website
3/17/2016
South Hadley, first of three communities to vote on CPA Adoption on the upcoming spring ballot, now has a website and Facebook page advocating for CPA
Updated CPA Housing Guidebook from MHP
3/10/2016
Download the newest version of the CPA Housing Guidebook from the Massachusetts Housing Partnership
Meet the New Communications Director at the Community Preservation Coalition
3/3/2016
Chase Mack joins the Community Preservation Coalition staff as Communications Director
Many Massachusetts Communities Now Considering CPA Adoption
2/12/2016
CPA has become a hot topic across the Commonwealth thus far in 2016. Three communities have already voted to place CPA on the ballot in their Spring Elections: Abington, Oxford, and South Hadley.
Governor's Budget Proposal Contains CPA Surprise
2/10/2016
The first step in the state’s annual budget process comes in late January, when the Governor releases his proposed budget.
Cape Cod Times Calls CPA impact "staggering and eye opening."
2/9/2016
The Cape Cod Times profiles CPA, calling the impact 'staggering and eye opening.'
CPA Adoption Update: South Hadley On The Ballot
11/19/2015
The town of South Hadley in Hampshire County voted to place CPA to the ballot this year at Town Meeting on Wednesday, November 18th. South Hadley joins Abington and Oxford, who will all vote in 2016.