2015 D.C. BAH (Basic Allowance Housing) Rates by MHA

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

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

GradeWith DependentsWithout Dependents
E01 $2,139 $1,719
E02 $2,139 $1,719
E03 $2,139 $1,719
E04 $2,139 $1,719
E05 $2,286 $1,905
E07 $2,463 $2,016
E07 $2,553 $2,148
E08 $2,655 $2,322
E09 $2,775 $2,376
W01 $2,466 $2,085
W02 $2,595 $2,319
W03 $2,718 $2,382
W04 $2,796 $2,484
W05 $2,892 $2,577
O01E $2,574 $2,286
O02E $2,700 $2,364
O03E $2,811 $2,463
O01 $2,304 $1,995
O02 $2,457 $2,235
O03 $2,712 $2,397
O04 $2,928 $2,565
O05 $3,078 $2,622
O06 $3,111 $2,718
O07 $3,141 $2,772

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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