Brookline Community Preservation Act

The best investment in Brookline you can make: an $8,000 tax bill means you pay additional $80 dollars to create more open space, build affordable housing, preserve precious landmarks.

What is the Community Preservation Act (CPA)?

The CPA offers us an opportunity to invest in the future of our Town. Local approval of this referendum will build a dedicated funding stream to acquire and protect outdoor recreation, historic preservation, affordable housing, and open space projects. There are improvements that otherwise would not be possible.

The CPA would provide some exemptions for low income and low- & moderate-income senior homeowners. With a 1% CPA surcharge and the aforementioned exemptions, the town is expected to raise approximately $2.6 million in local CPA revenues annually, a total of $3.0 million after the state match because adopting CPA would also make the town eligible to receive annual distributions of funds from the statewide Community Preservation Trust Fund, monies that are available only to communities that have adopted the Act.

How Much will the CPA Cost?

If your property tax is $8,000, then the 1% would be an additional $80. Everyone's small contribution adds up and will support projects for Brookline that otherwise would not be possible.

Why Do We Need the CPA?

Real estate is at a premium in Brookline. Available property is out of the reach of the Town, workers, young adults and many elderly residents. Brookline’s Town budget now and into the foreseeable future does not have enough money available to meet its open space, recreation, and affordable housing needs. CPA will help the Town to be able to take advantage of opportunities to better manage its future and also control development.

How will the CPA fund benefit Brookline?

Adoption of the CPA will allow Brookline to:

Donate to the Campaign


Or You may send donations to Jonathan Klein, treasurer.

Brookline CPA Committee c/o
Jonathan Klein
150 Saint Paul Street, Apt 406
Brookline, MA 02446

Paid for by the CPA for Brookline Committee

Contribution Rules

  1. I am at least eighteen years old.
  2. This contribution is made from my own funds, and funds are not being provided to me by another person or entity for the purpose of making this contribution.
  3. I am a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted permanent resident (i.e., green card holder).
  4. I am making this contribution with my own personal credit card and not with a corporate or business credit card or a card issued to another person.