2023 Washington D.C. BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) Rates

Updated: December 23, 2022
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    Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates in Washington, D.C. increased substantially in 2023. The national average increased by 12.11%, while D.C. duty stations received a 9.01% increase on average.

    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.

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

    WASHINGTON, DC METRO AREA BAH Rates

    Military Housing Area: DC053

    Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
    E01 $2,655 $2,124
    E02 $2,655 $2,124
    E03 $2,655 $2,124
    E04 $2,655 $2,124
    E05 $2,658 $2,469
    E06 $3,075 $2,655
    E07 $3,162 $2,676
    E08 $3,255 $2,739
    E09 $3,408 $2,862
    W01 $3,096 $2,673
    W02 $3,204 $2,736
    W03 $3,315 $2,874
    W04 $3,447 $3,096
    W05 $3,600 $3,183
    O01E $3,177 $2,682
    O02E $3,297 $2,835
    O03E $3,465 $3,069
    O01 $2,706 $2,652
    O02 $3,072 $2,679
    O03 $3,312 $2,922
    O04 $3,654 $3,159
    O05 $3,897 $3,216
    O06 $3,933 $3,300
    O07 $3,963 $3,354

    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 basic allowance for housing (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 (MHA), aka 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

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