2024 Washington D.C. BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) Rates

Updated: February 15, 2023
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    Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates in Washington, D.C. increased notably for 2024. The national average increased by 5.9%, while D.C. duty stations received a similar increase.

    Below are the local BAH rates charts for Military Housing Areas in Washington, D.C. The Department of Defense determines BAH rates by location, pay grade (rank) and if a soldier has dependents.

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    WASHINGTON, DC METRO AREA BAH Rates

    Military Housing Area: DC053

    Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
    E01 $2,811 $2,169
    E02 $2,811 $2,169
    E03 $2,811 $2,169
    E04 $2,811 $2,169
    E05 $2,880 $2,538
    E06 $3,360 $2,739
    E07 $3,525 $2,808
    E08 $3,705 $2,982
    E09 $3,882 $3,120
    W01 $3,381 $2,799
    W02 $3,600 $2,979
    W03 $3,819 $3,138
    W04 $3,909 $3,399
    W05 $4,020 $3,564
    O01E $3,558 $2,877
    O02E $3,786 $3,090
    O03E $3,924 $3,354
    O01 $2,943 $2,736
    O02 $3,354 $2,859
    O03 $3,813 $3,186
    O04 $4,056 $3,534
    O05 $4,224 $3,636
    O06 $4,260 $3,798
    O07 $4,293 $3,864

    BAH for WASHINGTON, DC METRO AREA includes the following zip codes: 20001, 20002, 20003, 20004, 20005, 20006, 20007, 20008, 20009, 20010, 20011, 20012, 20013, 20015, 20016, 20017, 20018, 20019, 20020, 20022, 20024, 20026, 20027, 20029, 20030, 20032, 20033, 20035, 20036, 20037, 20038, 20039, 20040, 20041, 20042, 20043, 20044, 20045, 20047, 20049, 20050, 20052, 20053, 20055, 20056, 20057, 20058, 20059, 20060, 20061, 20062, 20063, 20064, 20065, 20066, 20067, 20068, 20069, 20070, 20071, 20073, 20074, 20075, 20076, 20077, 20078, 20080, 20081, 20082, 20090, 20091, 20120, 20121, 20122, 20124, 20151, 20153, 20170, 20171, 20172, 20190, 20191, 20192, 20194, 20195, 20196, 20201, 20202, 20203, 20204, 20206, 20207, 20208, 20210, 20211, 20212, 20213, 20214, 20215, 20216, 20217, 20218, 20219, 20220, 20221, 20222, 20223, 20224, 20226, 20227, 20228, 20229, 20230, 20232, 20233, 20235, 20237, 20238, 20239, 20240, 20241, 20242, 20244, 20245, 20250, 20251, 20252, 20254, 20260, 20261, 20262, 20265, 20266, 20268, 20270, 20277, 20289, 20299, 20301, 20303, 20306, 20310, 20314, 20317, 20318, 20319, 20330, 20340, 20350, 20355, 20370, 20372, 20373, 20374, 20375, 20376, 20380, 20388, 20389, 20390, 20391, 20392, 20393, 20394, 20395, 20398, 20401, 20402, 20403, 20404, 20405, 20406, 20407, 20408, 20410, 20411, 20412, 20413, 20414, 20415, 20416, 20417, 20418, 20419, 20420, 20421, 20422, 20423, 20424, 20425, 20426, 20427, 20428, 20429, 20431, 20433, 20434, 20435, 20436, 20437, 20439, 20440, 20441, 20442, 20444, 20447, 20451, 20453, 20456, 20460, 20463, 20468, 20469, 20470, 20472, 20500, 20501, 20502, 20503, 20504, 20505, 20506, 20507, 20508, 20509, 20510, 20511, 20515, 20520, 20521, 20522, 20523, 20524, 20525, 20526, 20527, 20528, 20529, 20530, 20531, 20533, 20534, 20535, 20536, 20537, 20538, 20539, 20540, 20541, 20542, 20543, 20544, 20546, 20547, 20548, 20549, 20551, 20552, 20553, 20554, 20555, 20557, 20559, 20560, 20565, 20566, 20570, 20571, 20572, 20573, 20575, 20576, 20577, 20578, 20579, 20580, 20581, 20585, 20586, 20590, 20591, 20593, 20594, 20597, 20598, 20599, 20613, 20623, 20697, 20703, 20704, 20705, 20706, 20707, 20708, 20709, 20710, 20712, 20716, 20717, 20718, 20719, 20720, 20721, 20722, 20725, 20726, 20731, 20735, 20737, 20738, 20740, 20741, 20742, 20743, 20744, 20745, 20746, 20747, 20748, 20749, 20750, 20752, 20753, 20757, 20762, 20768, 20769, 20770, 20771, 20772, 20773, 20774, 20775, 20781, 20782, 20783, 20784, 20785, 20787, 20788, 20790, 20791, 20792, 20797, 20799, 20810, 20811, 20812, 20813, 20814, 20815, 20816, 20817, 20818, 20824, 20825, 20827, 20830, 20832, 20833, 20837, 20838, 20839, 20841, 20842, 20847, 20848, 20849, 20850, 20851, 20852, 20853, 20854, 20855, 20857, 20859, 20860, 20861, 20862, 20866, 20868, 20871, 20872, 20874, 20875, 20876, 20877, 20878, 20879, 20880, 20882, 20883, 20884, 20885, 20886, 20889, 20891, 20892, 20894, 20895, 20896, 20897, 20898, 20899, 20901, 20902, 20903, 20904, 20905, 20906, 20907, 20908, 20910, 20911, 20912, 20913, 20914, 20915, 20916, 20918, 20993, 20997, 22003, 22009, 22015, 22027, 22030, 22031, 22032, 22033, 22034, 22035, 22036, 22037, 22038, 22039, 22040, 22041, 22042, 22043, 22044, 22046, 22060, 22066, 22067, 22079, 22081, 22082, 22095, 22096, 22101, 22102, 22103, 22106, 22107, 22108, 22109, 22116, 22118, 22119, 22121, 22122, 22124, 22150, 22151, 22152, 22153, 22156, 22158, 22159, 22160, 22161, 22180, 22181, 22182, 22183, 22185, 22199, 22201, 22202, 22203, 22204, 22205, 22206, 22207, 22209, 22210, 22211, 22212, 22213, 22214, 22215, 22216, 22217, 22219, 22225, 22226, 22227, 22230, 22240, 22241, 22242, 22243, 22244, 22245, 22246, 22301, 22302, 22303, 22304, 22305, 22306, 22307, 22308, 22309, 22310, 22311, 22312, 22313, 22314, 22315, 22320, 22331, 22332, 22333, 22334, 22350, 56901, 56902, 56904, 56908, 56915, 56920, 56933, 56935, 56944, 56945, 56950, 56964, 56965, 56966, 56967, 56968, 56969, 56970, 56971, 56972, 56973, 56980, 56981, 56982, 56983, 56984, 56985, 56998, 56999, 88888

    About half the U.S. counties (about 1,500) have little to no military population. While half the ZIP codes are significant, less than 2% of service members who are eligible for BAH reside in these counties. To account for these service members, approximately 30 separate county cost groups (CCGs) are assigned, each with similar housing costs. Use the BAH calculator to enter your ZIP code to determine your military housing area, also known as your county cost group. They range from ZZ510 to ZZ890 in increments of 10.

    Military Installations in the District of Columbia:

    • Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C.
    • Naval Support Activity Washington, Washington, D.C.
    • Pentagon – Air Force, Washington, D.C.
    • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

    The BAH rates listed are for all U.S. Armed Forces service branches: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, Space Force and Reserves, where applicable. BAH rates in high-cost areas are greater than those in low-cost areas.

    Veterans, dependents, National Guard and Reserves can use the MHA calculator to see estimated monthly payments. Active-duty service members should use the BAH calculator or tables to see their estimated payments. Both BAH and MHA benefits are based on the same payment tables, but benefit amounts vary.

    Written by Veteran.com Team