Latest CPA News

Senate proposal did not include CPA funding, Amendment filed for $25 million
Although the House budget included a transfer of $25 million from the FY14 budget surplus to the CPA Trust Fund, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means did not include the CPA funding in their budget proposal, released yesterday.
Voters in Boxborough Move CPA Question to Ballot Vote
CPA advocates in Boxborough celebrated a Town Meeting success
Despite Recession CPA Helps Communities Stay Afloat
In the wake an economic downturn, the following article from The Enterprise discusses the positive impact of CPA funds in towns across the Commonwealth.
Voters in Egremont and Arlington Send CPA to the Ballot
Two More Towns Move CPA Surcharge Increase to Ballot Vote this fall
Last night, two more communities voted at their Town Meeting to place a CPA surcharge question on their town's next regularly scheduled election ballot.
CPA Adoption activity heats up with approaching spring town meetings
After a long cold winter, the spring forecast for CPA is looking pretty bright. Six communities will put CPA on their Town Meeting or City Council warrants in coming months, and one community will vote to adopt the Act at their spring election
House Approves State Budget; $25 million for CPA included
fter three days of marathon sessions, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed their version of the state budget, including $25 million in funding for CPA.
Marblehead Ramps Up Campaign Effort
Marblehead CPA advocates have begun to ramp up their effort to educate local residents about the benefits of the Community Preservation Act. To this end, the Marblehead CPA Committee recently rolled out a new website, Preserve Marblehead, to host information and cajole collaboration.
Manchester Passes First-of-its-Kind Surcharge Increase at Town Meeting
Yesterday, the Town of Manchester got one step closer to realizing a 60+ acre community preservation project to provide the town with new athletic fields and more than 40 acres of conservation land.
House Ways & Means Budget Includes $25 Million for CPA
We've cleared the first hurdle in our campaign to renew the $25 million for the CPA Trust Fund! The House Committee on Ways and Means released their state budget proposal today, and it included a $25 million transfer from the FY14 budget surplus to the CPA Trust Fund.
State Announces 23% Projected CPA Trust Fund Match for Fall 2014
In a bulletin released yesterday, the state's Department of Revenue (DOR) announced that CPA communities can expect a 23% projected distribution on round one this fall.
State House Deciding On CPA Funding Right Now
Budget season is underway on Beacon Hill, and the Coalition is advocating for another $25 million from this year's state budget surplus for CPA.
New 2014 HUD Income Limits Released; CPA Limits Posted
The new 2013 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.
Recent Downward Trend in CPA Trust Fund Collections
Although the state CPA Trust Fund collections have been very strong over the last year as the economy and house market have strengthen post recession, the Fund has taken as recent downward trend.
Strong Turnout at Third Annual Kuehn Community Preservation Awards
Today more than a hundred advocates, legislatures and friends of CPA gathered at the State House’s Great Hall to partake in this year’s Kuehn Community Preservation Awards.