Latest CPA News


CPA Adoption activity ramps up with approaching spring town meetings
4/8/2014
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
Looking for Free Guidance on Historic Preservation Projects?
3/27/2014
We're delighted to introduce Stacia Caplanson, the new Preservation Mass Circuit Rider in Western Mass.
State Announces 23% Projected CPA Trust Fund Match for Fall 2014
3/13/2014
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
2/11/2014
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
2/3/2014
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
1/23/2014
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
1/19/2014
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.
CPA enhances state regionalization goals
1/17/2014
Even though CPA is adopted and implemented on the local level by individual municipalities, its project don't always have to stay within town lines.
Marblehead CPA Campaign Gains Widespread Support
1/15/2014
Supporters of CPA in Marblehead have continued to pass a number of hurdles over the past few months. Most recently, the campaign earned the support of the town's Rec and Parks Commission.
Stow Community Preservation Committee Seeks CPA Administrator
1/12/2014
Kuehn Award Recipients to be honored at 2014 State House CPA Celebration
12/6/2013
The Coalition is pleased to announce that the following individuals have been selected to receive Kuehn Community Preservation Awards at the 3rd Annual ceremony this January.
Arlington Land Trust to discuss CPA at Annual Meeting on 1/27
12/4/2013
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Significantly Higher CPA Trust Fund Distribution Announced
11/14/2013
Today the DOR released the State Trust Fund's distribution representing a 52.23% match for round one.
Save the Date: The 3rd Annual Kuehn Community Preservation Awards
11/13/2013
The Community Preservation Coalition is pleased to announce The Third Annual Kuehn Community Preservation Awards, taking place on January 14, 2014 at the Massachusetts State House’s Great Hall.
CPA Community Seeks Administrative Staff
11/12/2013
The Town of Canton is looking to hire a CPA Administrator to support their community's implementation of the Community Preservation Act.