2022 Iowa BAH (Basic Allowance Housing) Rates

Updated: February 10, 2022

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    Local BAH rate charts for Military Housing Areas in the state of Iowa. BAH is assigned by location and pay grade (rank) and can be used to rent or purchase a home.

    See the latest update on the 2022 Basic Allowance for Housing rates.

    MHA: IA082 - Military Housing Area Name: DES MOINES, IA

    GradeWith DependentsWithout Dependents
    E01$1,269$969
    E02$1,269$969
    E03$1,269$969
    E04$1,269$969
    E05$1,398$1,074
    E06$1,689$1,266
    E07$1,743$1,308
    E08$1,806$1,461
    E09$1,902$1,542
    W01$1,704$1,278
    W02$1,770$1,458
    W03$1,845$1,551
    W04$1,923$1,698
    W05$2,013$1,755
    O01E$1,758$1,398
    O02E$1,833$1,524
    O03E$1,932$1,683
    O01$1,437$1,137
    O02$1,686$1,356
    O03$1,842$1,581
    O04$2,040$1,740
    O05$2,184$1,773
    O06$2,199$1,830
    O07$2,214$1,848

    About half the U.S. Counties (about 1,500) have little to no military population. While half the zip codes is significant, less than two percent of service members that are eligible for Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) are within these counties. In order to account for these service members there are approximately 30 separate County Cost Groups (CCGs) 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 bases in Iowa:

    BAH rates listed are for all branches of the military; Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, Space Force and Reserves forces, where applicable. BAH rates in high-cost areas will be much 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 estimated payments. Both BAH and MHA benefits are based off the same payment tables but benefit amounts do vary based on different calculations.


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