2016 D.C. BAH (Basic Allowance Housing) Rates

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

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

GradeWith DependentsWithout Dependents
E01 $2,184 $1,767
E02 $2,184 $1,767
E03 $2,184 $1,767
E04 $2,184 $1,767
E05 $2,268 $1,986
E06 $2,667 $2,109
E07 $2,679 $2,190
E08 $2,691 $2,349
E09 $2,811 $2,469
W01 $2,673 $2,154
W02 $2,685 $2,343
W03 $2,703 $2,484
W04 $2,853 $2,670
W05 $3,039 $2,679
O01E $2,682 $2,268
O02E $2,697 $2,445
O03E $2,883 $2,667
O01 $2,316 $2,100
O02 $2,661 $2,241
O03 $2,700 $2,523
O04 $3,108 $2,673
O05 $3,408 $2,682
O06 $3,438 $2,694
O07 $3,471 $2,748

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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