Latest CPA News


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
Many Massachusetts Communities Now Considering CPA Adoption
2/12/2016
CPA has become a hot topic across the Commonwealth thus far in 2016. Three communities have already voted to place CPA on the ballot in their Spring Elections: Abington, Oxford, and South Hadley.
Governor's Budget Proposal Contains CPA Surprise
2/10/2016
The first step in the state’s annual budget process comes in late January, when the Governor releases his proposed budget.
Cape Cod Times Calls CPA impact "staggering and eye opening."
2/9/2016
The Cape Cod Times profiles CPA, calling the impact 'staggering and eye opening.'
ParkServe Online Tool - Mapping Your Community's Park Accessibility
12/14/2015
It’s not hard to see how a beautiful public park adds to the quality of life for the surrounding community. However, if a park isn’t easily accessible to nearby neighborhoods, it minimizes the overall benefit of the project. Wouldn’t it be helpful to know exactly which areas of your city or town are underserved by parks?
CPA Adoption Update: South Hadley On The Ballot
11/19/2015
The town of South Hadley in Hampshire County voted to place CPA to the ballot this year at Town Meeting on Wednesday, November 18th. South Hadley joins Abington and Oxford, who will all vote in 2016.
Statewide CPA Trust Fund Distribution Announced
11/17/2015
Today the DOR released the State Trust Fund's distribution representing a 29.7% match for round one.
Boston Breaks CPA Records with 113 CPC Applicants
11/17/2015
Boston was among the many success stories from just over a year ago when the city's residents voted to adopt the Community Preservation Act by over 70%. Today, that excitement has yet to slow down, as well over 100 people have applied for a position on the city's local Community Preservation Committee.
CPA Housing Workshop on March 4th
11/16/2015
Join us at a CPA Housing Workshop