2017 D.C. BAH (Basic Allowance Housing) Rates

Local BAH rates charts for Military Housing Areas in the state of District of Columbia.

See the proposed 2018 Basic Allowance for Housing rates here.

MHA: DC053 - Military Housing Area Name: WASHINGTON, DC METRO AREA

GradeWith DependentsWithout Dependents
E01 $2,124 $1,650
E02 $2,124 $1,650
E03 $2,124 $1,650
E04 $2,124 $1,650
E05 $2,262 $1,872
E06 $2,586 $2,004
E07 $2,691 $2,130
E08 $2,808 $2,328
E09 $2,925 $2,427
W01 $2,589 $2,070
W02 $2,739 $2,325
W03 $2,880 $2,439
W04 $2,940 $2,613
W05 $3,012 $2,718
O01E $2,715 $2,262
O02E $2,859 $2,406
O03E $2,952 $2,586
O01 $2,298 $1,983
O02 $2,580 $2,214
O03 $2,874 $2,469
O04 $3,042 $2,703
O05 $3,159 $2,772
O06 $3,189 $2,880
O07 $3,222 $2,937

About half the U.S. Counties (about 1,500) have little to no military population. While half the zip codes is significant, less than two percent of service members that are eligible for Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) are within these counties. In order to account for these service members there are approximately 30 separate County Cost Groups (CCGs) assigned, each with similar housing costs. Use the BAH Calculator to enter your zip code to determine your Military Housing Area (MHA) aka County Cost Group. They range from ZZ510 to ZZ890 in increments of 10.

Military bases in District of Columbia (not a complete list):

  • Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C., Washington DC
  • Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington DC
  • Fort McNair, Washington DC
  • Marine Safety Center, Washington DC
  • Marine Barracks, Washington DC
  • National Response Center, Washington DC
  • Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC
  • Navy Yard, Washington DC
  • The Pentagon, Washington DC
  • Walter Reed, Washington DC

BAH rates listed are for all branches of the military; Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy and Reserves forces, where applicable.

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