2022 Montana 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 Montana. 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: MT175 - Military Housing Area Name: MALMSTROM AFB/GREAT FLS, MT

    GradeWith DependentsWithout Dependents
    E01$888$732
    E02$888$732
    E03$888$732
    E04$888$732
    E05$927$801
    E06 $1,026 $849
    E07 $1,194 $897
    E08 $1,386 $1,041
    E09 $1,521 $1,140
    W01 $1,038 $885
    W02 $1,275 $957
    W03 $1,506 $1,143
    W04 $1,530 $1,152
    W05 $1,560 $1,242
    O01E $1,233 $930
    O02E $1,473 $1,104
    O03E $1,533 $1,149
    O01$945$846
    O02 $1,023 $918
    O03 $1,497 $1,146
    O04 $1,566 $1,209
    O05 $1,608 $1,317
    O06 $1,617 $1,491
    O07 $1,632 $1,518

    MHA: MT347 - Military Housing Area Name: HELENA, MT

    GradeWith DependentsWithout Dependents
    E01$1,131$894
    E02$1,131$894
    E03$1,131$894
    E04$1,131$894
    E05$1,233$975
    E06$1,617$1,212
    E07$1,716$1,287
    E08$1,824$1,368
    E09$1,959$1,470
    W01$1,635$1,227
    W02$1,761$1,320
    W03$1,893$1,473
    W04$1,986$1,638
    W05$2,091$1,737
    O01E$1,737$1,302
    O02E$1,872$1,404
    O03E$1,995$1,614
    O01$1,284$1,026
    O02$1,614$1,290
    O03$1,887$1,476
    O04$2,127$1,719
    O05$2,298$1,779
    O06$2,313$1,878
    O07$2,328$1,896

    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 Montana:

    • Malmstrom AFB, Cascade, MT

    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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