2023 BAH Rates By State and Local MHA

Updated: January 8, 2023

Below we’ve compiled the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates by state. Click on your state to navigate to the corresponding charts. Alternatively, you can use this BAH calculator to determine your BAH amount.

BAH rates depend on location, pay grade and whether the soldier has dependents.

See the latest update on the 2023 Basic Allowance for Housing rates.

New HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew York
North CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahoma
OregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth Carolina
South DakotaTennesseeTexasUtah
VermontVirginiaWashingtonWashington, D.C.
West VirginiaWisconsinWyomingCounty Cost Groups (CCGs)
Non-LocalityOverseas Housing Allowance (OHA)

2023 BAH Rate Increase

The Department of Defense announced 2023 BAH rates on Dec. 14, 2022. BAH rates will increase by 12.1% in 2023, effective Jan. 1, 2023.

2023 BAH Rate Increase Chart

Here are the 2023 increases for 28 military housing areas, based on the BAH rate for an E-5 with dependents.

LocationIncreased 2023 BAH RatePrevious 2022 BAH RatePercent Change
Vandenburg Air Force Base, CA $3,042 $2,097 45%
Twenty-Nine Palms, CA$2,352 $1,461 61%
San Diego, CA$3,792 $2,871 32%
Dover Air Force Base, DE$2,142 $1,680 28%
Patrick Air Force Base, FL$2,694 $1,911 41%
Miami/Fort Lauderdale, FL$3,510 $2,535 38%
Orlando, FL$2,550 $1,983 29%
West Palm Beach, FL$3,054 $2,355 30%
Volusia Country, FL$2,013 $1,713 18%
Fort Myers Beach, FL$2,376 $1,844 29%
King’s Bay/Brunswick, GA$1,791 $1,539 16%
Maui County, HI$3,618 $2,838 27%
Chicago, IL$2,709 $2,175 25%
Boston, MA$4,188 $3,081 36%
Cape-Code-Plymouth, MA$3,222 $2,562 26%
Martha’s Vinyard, MA$3,366 $2,628 28%
Brunswick, ME$1,995 $1,455 37%
Coastal Maine, ME$2,142 1,76721%
Fort Leonard Wood, MO$1,164 $90628%
Helena, MT$1,524 $1,233 24%
Wilmington, NC$1,845 $1,614 14%
Northern New Jersey$3,882 $3,135 24%
Newport, RI$2,748 $2,013 37%
Providence, RI$2,595 $2,259 15%
Beaufort/Parris Island, SC$2,247 $1,821 23%
Knoxville, TN$1,845 $1,470 26%
Houston, TX$2,124 $1,650 29%
Quantico/Woodbridge, VA$2,529 $1,932 31%

BAH Changes Timeline

FY2019 – FY2023
95% of service members’ housing costs are covered.

96% of service members’ housing costs are covered.

97% of service members’ housing costs are covered.

The FY 2016 NDAA authorized a growth slow-down of BAH by 1% per year until service members’ out-of-pocket housing costs 5%. The slow-down was phased in increments of 1% per year over four years, beginning with 98% in 2016.

The FY 2015 NDAA authorized monthly Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) at 99% (vs. 100%) of the median rental housing costs and removed rental insurance from the computation.

By 2005
Housing allowance rates increased to eliminate median out-of-pocket housing costs for “off-base” housing. Through public-private ventures, the Department of Defense began working to renovate or eliminate and replace inadequate government housing.

Late 1990s
The Defense Department increases housing allowance rates to bring them in line with actual rental market housing costs across the country. Prior to this initiative, allowances only covered about 80% of housing costs. Military members were responsible for up to 20% of their housing costs.

Written by Veteran.com Team