2014 BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) Rates

Updated: March 17, 2021

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    2014 BAH Rates have been announced. Effective Jan. 1, 2014 active duty service members will see an average BAH rate increase of 5.0% or $75 to $80 for Basic Allowance Housing. This is the largest increase in2014 BAH Rates 5 years, .08 higher than anticipated and higher than the 3.8% increase last year. For now this is great news despite the looming concerns that the Pentagon has BAH rates within their cross-hairs.

    See here for 2015 BAH Rate updates.

    Keep in mind the BAH rate increase is an average increase across all locations.  BAH rates vary by location and not everyone will see the same increase, if any at all.  Actual increases will be based on a “by location” housing market analysis conducted for the Department of Defense and a food cost index prepared by the Department of Agriculture, both of which are measured much closer to the effective date to ensure they best capture the actual cost impact on the service member.

    Reminder: Service members have individual rate protection against any decrease and only newly reporting members to the these locations would receive the lower BAH rate.

    2012-2014   BAH (Basic Allowance Housing) Comparison
    Year Proposed Increase Actual Increase
    2014 4.20% 5.0%
    2013 4.20% 3.80%
    2012 4.20% 2.0%

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    Enter Duty zip code and not residence zip code. BAH rates are based on duty zip code.


    * Enter Duty zip code and not residence zip code.  BAH rates are based on duty zip code.

    ** Click here for the OHA calculator (Overseas Housing Allowance calculator)

    Veterans, dependents, National Guard and reserves can use the MHA Calculator to see estimated monthly housing payments for the GI Bill which can differ from the BAH calculator.

    2014 BAH Charts



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

    See our guide to 2014 BAH increase approval:

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