Working For The Community Preservation Act

The Community Preservation Coalition is an alliance of open space, affordable housing, and historic preservation organizations working with municipalities to help them understand, adopt, and implement the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act (CPA).

The Coalition was formed in the 1990s with the goal of achieving passage of the Community Preservation Act. With leadership and help from our diverse Steering Committee, the Coalition works to preserve Massachusetts communities’ unique character by advocating for and supporting the Community Preservation Act, advancing smart growth and sustainable development for communities across the Commonwealth.

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A database of reference documents to help you understand and correctly implement CPA.

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Latest CPA News

New CPA Campaign Website in Dedham

CPA Advocates in Dedham Launch Campaign Website


Dedham residents will be voting on CPA adoption this April and local advocates have been busy promoting their campaign.


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Coalition advocate for new CPA legislation Huge Support for Legislation to Increase to CPA Funding


Over 120 state legislators have signed on to support a longterm solution for stabilizing the CPA Trust Fund.


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