Latest CPA News


Springfield Creates Advisory Committee to Consider CPA Adoption
6/1/2016
Springfield's City Council President creates an advisory committee to consider including CPA adoption as a ballot question during the November Election.
CPA Adoption Update: Chelsea on the Ballot
5/31/2016
Chelsea became the sixth community to advance CPA to the ballot this year after their City Council passed a unanimous vote in favor of CPA.
Senate Passes CPA Amendment for FY2017 Budget Including $10 Million for Trust Fund
5/26/2016
After several days of debate on the state budget, the MA Senate passes an amendment to include $10 Million for the CPA Trust Fund
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.
Many Communities Will Now Be Voting on CPA in November after Town Meeting & City Council Decisions
5/17/2016
This November, many communities will have the opportunity to vote on CPA adoption during the November elections after Town Meeting & City Council votes place the CPA question on the ballot.
Abington Adopts CPA Among a Flurry of CPA Activity This Year
4/30/2016
With three communities voting on CPA adoption and thirteen 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