The U.S. government is no longer providing land for free land, according to the Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management. Instead, public land is sold at fair market value. The Bureau of Land Management cautions people to be extremely skeptical of any advertising that promotes free government land.
However, there are still local communities that give away land to people who live on the land. While the actual towns giving away land change often and each has its own rules, these communities are usually in rural areas experiencing population loss, says CNBC. Many of the rules involved in these homesteading programs include building a home or placing a mobile home on the land and actually residing in that home, as Daily Finance states.