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CPA Adoption Update: Lakeville Aiming to be First on the Ballot in 2022

This year has been quiet on the CPA adoption front, with only Brookline making it to the ballot - but the Coalition has been hearing about... more ››

MAHA Announces Symone Crawford as New Executive Director

The Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA), one of the founding organizations that helped create the Community Preservation... more ››

City of Malden Seeks Part-Time CPA Administrator

The City of Malden is looking to hire a part-time CPA Administrator to support the Malden Community Preservation Committee by managing the... more ››

Amendment to CPA Legislation Opens Up Acquisition of Land for Rail Trails

On July 16th, 2021, Governor Baker signed the FY22 state budget—and included in the budget was an amendment to the CPA legislation that... more ››

City of Somerville Seeks CPA Manager

The City of Somerville is looking to hire a CPA Administrator to manage the city's CPA program. The position description is listed below -... more ››

CPA Adoption Update: Brookline Passes Adoption as the 187th CPA Community

Thanks in part to a strong grassroots effort that garnered support from a wide range of local officials, the town of Brookline successfully... more ››

Strong Support for CPA Adoption Campaign in Brookline

On the heels of last year's clean sweep of ten new communities adopting the Community Preservation Act, local advocates are now working... more ››

DOR Issues Estimate for Fall 2021 CPA Trust Fund Distribution

The Department of Revenue (DOR) has released its CPA estimate for municipalities, projecting a 32.3% base match for the November 2021 first... more ››

2021 HUD Income Limits Released - CPA Limits Posted

The new 2021 Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income guidelines have been released. These figures are used by CPA communities to... more ››

CPA Legislation Filed to Assist Affordable Homebuyers

The Massachusetts Legislature is back in session and a new bill has recently been filed that would amend the CPA legislation in order to... more ››

Coalition Steering Committee Seeking New Members

The Community Preservation Coalition is currently seeking applicants to fill two new at-large seats on our Steering Committee with the goal... more ››

Early Signs Point to a Healthy CPA Trust Fund in 2021

This past November, the state distributed over $55 million from the CPA Trust Fund to communities, and for most municipalties this resulted... more ››

CPA Adoption Update: Brookline Puts CPA on the Ballot for 2021

After November's "clean sweep" of nine communities passing their CPA adoption measures, there are already cities and towns making plans for... more ››

November 2020 Statewide Trust Fund Distribution Announced

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) released the Community Preservation Trust Fund distribution for each CPA municipality today.... more ››

CPA Clean Sweep - Nine Communities Adopt CPA, Total Rises to 186

CPA advocates across the state are celebrating today with the news that all nine communities with Community Preservation Act adoption... more ››

Nine Communities on the Ballot - 2020 CPA Campaign Coverage

2020 is shaping up to be another big year for CPA: on November 3rd, voters in three cities and six towns will be deciding whether or not to... more ››

Stuart Saginor Presented with the Lewis Conservation Award

The Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT) recently held their 67th Annual Meeting, gathering online to review successes from the past year, preview... more ››

DOR Updates Guidance for Fall 2020 CPA Trust Fund Distribution

Earlier this year, the Department of Revenue (DOR) issued preliminary guidance on November's CPA state match distribution to help... more ››

One More on the Ballot - Shrewsbury Town Meeting Approves of CPA

Over the weekend, the town of Shrewsbury held their long-delayed "spring" town meeting - and on the warrant was an article to place the... more ››

Milton Town Meeting Votes to Place CPA Adoption on the Ballot

Two towns in two nights have now approved of placing CPA adoption on the November ballot. After Whitman town meeting passed their CPA... more ››