2016 BAH Rates


2016BAHtrim2016 BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) went into effect January 1st, 2016.

On average the rates went up about $54.00 per month for service members.

Some areas may see lower BAH rates, however, there is a provision of individual rate protection to all members.  Even if rates in your area goes down, an individual member who maintains uninterrupted Basic Allowance for Housing eligibility in a given location will not see his/her Basic Allowance for Housing rate decrease.  This ensures that service members who have made long-term commitments leases or purchases are not penalized if the area’s housing costs decrease.

To find the current BAH rates in your area use the BAH Calculator http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/bahCalc.cfm

To use the calculator you must know your duty station’s zip code.

Camp Pendleton Zip – 92055

San Diego Zip – 92134