Please note: The New Homestead Act was never passed into law, so currently it does not exist. We're sharing this older information to illustrate how this idea could help repopulate rural America.
The New Homestead Act seeks to attract new residents and businesses to rural areas suffering high out-migration. The New Homestead Act would operate in “high outmigration” counties – those with out-migration of 10 percent or more over the last 20 years. Additional resources can be found on our New Homestead Act page.
Download and read our Rural Action Brief on the New Homestead Act below.