Community Preservation Act Endorsed by Interfaith Clergy

Responding to a letter initiated by JALSA, over two dozen Boston interfaith clergy have publicly endorsed the Community Preservation Act.

We – as leaders in our faith’s Boston community – indicate our support of Boston’s participation in the Community Preservation Act – a state program that would allow Boston to raise money for affordable housing, parks, and historic preservation through a small property tax surcharge that would be matched by additional funding from the Commonwealth.

The CPA was passed by the Massachusetts legislature in 2000 in an effort to preserve the communities of Massachusetts’s towns and cities. By creating affordable housing that allows a community’s next generation to stay close to home, caring for parks and public spaces, and preserving historic sites, the CPA helps keep Massachusetts’s communities together.

See full letter and supporters