Each year the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is updated to meet the current cost of housing in a given military housing area (MHA). BAH based on geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependen... more
The military Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is based on geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. The intent of BAH is to provide uniformed servicemembers accurate and equitable housing compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets, and is payable when government quarters are not provided. The military BAH rate is also used to determine the monthly housing stipend for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.