Latest CPA News


After Tallying the New FY2014 CPA Project Statistics, CPA Program Sees Strong Growth in Open Space Preservation
11/12/2014
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
11/7/2014
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
11/4/2014
Eight towns and cities will vote on CPA adoption and two additional communities will vote on CPA surcharge increases.
Egremont and Otis Campaign for CPA in the Berkshires
10/31/2014
The Arlington CPA Campaign
10/31/2014
On November 4, voters in Arlington, Massachusetts will vote on whether to adopt the Community Preservation Act (CPA) and implement a 1.5% surcharge on local real estate tax bills to raise funds for CPA purposes.
The Berkley CPA Campaign
10/29/2014
At their June annual town meeting, Berkley residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of a November 4 ballot question on adopting the Community Preservation Act (CPA) with a 1 % surcharge on local real estate tax bills.
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.
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.
The Boxborough CPA Campaign
10/2/2014
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.
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.