The map shows which communities adopted an affordable housing trust, which communities adopted the community preservation act, and what surcharge the CPA communities use. MHP updates the map annually. Click the link below to view the map.
As a follow up to the March 24, 2020 release of suggestions on using CPA funds for emergency rental assistance, MHP has completed additional guidance for communities and organizations on developing emergency rental assistance programs. This includes a comprehensive guide and checklist for municipal officials.
All additional questions regarding using CPA funds for emergency rental assistance should be directed to MHP's Shelly Goehring at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A list of important suggestions regarding use of Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds for rental assistance during the COVID-19 crisis created by MHP.
A list of 9 essential factors to think about when considering land for housing development.
This publication is a companion to MHP's Municipal Affordable Housing Trust guidebook and is intended to help municipal official delve into the details of how to operate new or established housing trusts.
This is a 2013 update of a 2009 publication on how to envision, shape, get support and succeed with your community's local housing trust.
Municipal Affordable Housing Trusts (MAHT) created under MGL Chapter 44, section 55c are required to report Community Preservation Act (CPA) expenditures to the CPC on an annual basis. In addition to reporting new expenditures, the MAHT should also use the accompanying report form to update the CPC on any cancellations or other changes in previously report expenditures.
Municipal Affordable Housing Trusts (MAHT) created under MGL Chapter 44, section 55c are required to report Community Preservation Act (CPA) expenditures to the CPC on an annual basis. This form can be used to list CPA expenditures and should be filed with the municipal official responsible for completing the CPA Projects Report (CP-3).
Link to Community Preservation Coalition's (CPC) project database which contains information on CPA projects by community.