Free Federal Government Land

Regardless of what you have been told or have read, there is no free government land available. Any attempt to collect money for the purpose of providing information about free federal land is a scam.

Under the Federal Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLMPA), the federal government abolished the Homestead Act of 1862 as amended from time to time.

The Homestead Acts were several United States federal laws that gave an applicant ownership of land called a “homestead”, for little or no cost. The first Homestead Act of 1862 was proposed by newly elected Republicans and signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln. It had been repeatedly blocked in Congress by Democrats who wanted western lands open for slave-owners. The Homestead Act made land available (originally 160 acres) to anyone 21 or older (including freed slaves and women) who had never taken up arms against the United States. More than 10% of the land in the United States was granted to individuals under the Homestead Acts.