Wondering how they come up with these rates? Read The BAH Formula.
Finally, the 2012 Basic Allowance for Housing rates have been released! You can find them by using the BAH query, and I'll link to the complete chart here at Military.com just as soon as we get them posted.
I haven't yet gotten a complete breakdown of how many areas went up and how many areas went down, but I wanted to post this as quickly as possible. Don't forget, even if your area has a decrease in BAH rates, rate protection ensures that you are unlikely to lose any money. I only checked a few locations, and I was surprised to see that they had actually all gone up despite the housing and economic situations.
I'll have a full story once more information is released. The industrious Tom Philpott has beat me to it. You can read his complete analysis at BAH to Increase for Most in 2012.
Wonder how they come up with these rates? Read The BAH Formula.