Community Preservation Program

The Massachusetts Community Preservation Act (CPA) provides local and state funds for affordable housing, historic resources, open space and recreation land.  Click on any of this site's main links to learn more about the CPA and Newton's program.

Slide Show of Newton's Current CPA Proposals & Projects

(For a slide show of past Newton CPA projects by neighborhood, click here.)



Affordable Housing Opportunity

Lottery applications for two affordable rental units on Taft Avenue in Newton are due 12 September 2013. Application information is available from this webpage:

This project has one 2-bedroom unit and one 3-bedroom unit, both with a preference for homeless families. .


Upcoming Meetings


Community Preservation Committee, Thursday, 8 September 2016, 7:00 p.m., City Hall Room 204. This short meeting will be devoted entirely to committee business. The agenda includes no new proposals or funding decisions. For the full agenda, click here.

Agenda requests and written materials for the CPC to read ahead of their next meeting on Thursday, 6 October 2016 are due on Monday, 19 September 2016.

For submission deadlines and dates of later CPC meetings, use our Calendar link. Off-cycle full proposals are due 1 month prior to their requested public hearing dates -- significantly earlier than the regular deadlines.


Upcoming Funding Deadlines

Contact staff for assistance.

The required first steps in the funding process are an in-person orientation meeting with staff and discussion of a short pre-proposal with the CPC at one of its regular public meetings.

  • Full proposals the CPC has already agreed to consider, based on its pre-proposal discussions, must be submitted by 4 pm on  Friday, 30 September 2016 to be considered in the Fy17 funding round.
  • Projects aiming at funding rounds in Fy18 or later are strongly encouraged to request their orientation meetings and submit their pre-proposals well ahead of the deadlines for their target rounds. The CPC has more time for thoughtful discussion of early pre-proposals, which can also help the Committee consider reserving current funds for future use.

Staff Contact

  • Alice E. Ingerson, Ph.D., Community Preservation Program Manager
    Planning & Development Department, Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Ave., Newton, MA 02459
    phone: 617.796.1144
    TDD / TTY: 617.796.1089

Slide Show of Newton's CPA Projects by Neighborhood (as of November 2012)

For a full-size PDF version of this slide show, click here.

Most files on this website are in PDF format. Download the free software needed to read these files by clicking on this link: If an apparent hyperlink in or to a PDF file no longer works, please ask staff for assistance in finding the document you need.

back to top