2024 BAH Rates By State and Local MHA

Updated: December 21, 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 2024 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates here.

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)

2024 BAH Rate Increase

The Department of Defense announced 2024 BAH rates on Dec. 14, 2023. BAH rates will increase by 5.9% in 2024, effective Jan. 1, 2024.

2024 BAH Rate Increase Chart

Here are the 2024 increases for 28 military housing areas, based on the BAH rate for an E-5 with dependents.

LocationIncreased 2024 BAH RatePrevious 2023 BAH RatePercent Change
Vandenburg Air Force Base, CA $3,120$3,0422.50%
Twenty-Nine Palms, CA$2,187$2,352-7.54%
San Diego, CA$3,882$3,7922.32%
Dover Air Force Base, DE$2,256$2,1425.05%
Patrick Air Force Base, FL$2,525$2,694-6.69%
Miami/Fort Lauderdale, FL$3,420$3,510-2.63%
Orlando, FL$2,637$2,5503.30%
West Palm Beach, FL$3,216$3,0545.04%
Volusia Country, FL$2,220$2,0139.32%
Fort Myers Beach, FL$2,616$2,3769.17%
King’s Bay/Brunswick, GA$2,064$1,79113.23%
Maui County, HI$3,714$3,6182.58%
Chicago, IL$2,808$2,7093.53%
Boston, MA$4,638$4,1889.70%
Cape-Code-Plymouth, MA$3,186$3,222-1.13%
Martha’s Vineyard, MA$3,492$3,3663.61%
Brunswick, ME$2,082$1,9954.18%
Coastal Maine, ME$2,235$2,1424.16%
Fort Leonard Wood, MO$1,146$1,164-1.57%
Helena, MT$1,731$1,52411.96%
Wilmington, NC$1,977$1,8456.68%
Northern New Jersey$4,032$3,8823.72%
Newport, RI$2,454$2,748-11.98%
Providence, RI$2,790$2,5956.99%
Beaufort/Parris Island, SC$2,367$2,2475.07%
Knoxville, TN$1,893$1,8452.54%
Houston, TX$2,085$2,124-1.87%
Quantico/Woodbridge, VA$2,880$2,52912.19%

BAH Changes Timeline

FY2019 – FY2024
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