The 2017 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates were released on December 15, 2016. The average increase is $41.00 nation wide. Atlanta, Georgia saw the largest increase at 19%.
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 use the calculator you must know your duty station’s zip code.
Camp Pendleton Zip – 92055
San Diego Zip – 92134
For an E-5 with dependents stationed in San Diego BAH went from $2,307 in 2016 to $2,598 for 2017.