Latest CPA News

CPA Adoption Update: South Hadley Back on the Ballot
After an incredibly narrow loss for CPA Adoption during their spring election, local CPA advocates in South Hadley were spurred on to try again in November with a ballot petition. After several months of gathering signatures, the campaign succeeded in having their petition signed by the required 5 percent of the town's registered voters, making South Hadley the ninth community that will be voting on CPA this fall.
New Legislation Affects CPA Transfers to Housing Trusts and CPA Exemption Deadlines
Legislation has passed that will affect the Community Preservation Act, clarifying requirements for how housing trusts track their CPA funding and setting submission deadlines for the low/moderate income exemption applications.
Governor Baker Signs FY17 Budget Including CPA Funding
Earlier this month, Governor Charlie Baker signed the fiscal year 2017 budget, including the transfer of $10 million from the state budget surplus to the CPA Trust Fund.
CPA Adoption Update: Springfield on the Ballot
Springfield became the eighth community to advance CPA to the ballot this year after their City Council passed a vote in favor of CPA.
Pittsfield and Springfield Move Forward on the Question of CPA Adoption
As Election Day approaches, the cities of Springfield and Pittsfield are both making progress towards possibly placing the question of CPA adoption on the November ballot.
Gatehouse Media Covers CPA Programs in Local and Regional Papers
In the last few weeks, Gatehouse Media and Wicked Local have been running a series of articles about the Community Preservation Act and the many projects that CPA communities have been able to accomplish through the program.
CPA Adoption Update: Holyoke on the Ballot
After several months of consideration, Holyoke became the seventh community to advance CPA to the ballot.
CPA Adoption Update: Chelsea on the Ballot
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.
Springfield Creates Advisory Committee to Consider CPA Adoption
Springfield's City Council President creates an advisory committee to consider including CPA adoption as a ballot question during the November Election.
Senate Passes CPA Amendment for FY2017 Budget Including $10 Million for Trust Fund
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
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
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
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
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
The Massachusetts House of Representatives decided to transfer $10 million from the state surplus to the Community Preservation Act Trust Fund today.