2022 Tennessee 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 Tennessee. 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: TN266 - Military Housing Area Name: CHATTANOOGA, TN

    GradeWith DependentsWithout Dependents
    E01$1,518$1,140
    E02$1,518$1,140
    E03$1,518$1,140
    E04$1,518$1,140
    E05$1,608$1,317
    E06$1,800$1,434
    E07$1,833$1,518
    E08$1,875$1,650
    E09$2,013$1,698
    W01$1,812$1,497
    W02$1,851$1,647
    W03$1,899$1,704
    W04$2,058$1,800
    W05$2,244$1,839
    O01E$1,842$1,608
    O02E$1,890$1,689
    O03E$2,082$1,791
    O01$1,635$1,425
    O02$1,797$1,581
    O03$1,896$1,725
    O04$2,307$1,827
    O05$2,604$1,953
    O06$2,622$1,968
    O07$2,640$1,980

    MHA: TN267 - Military Housing Area Name: KNOXVILLE, TN

    GradeWith DependentsWithout Dependents
    E01$1,377$1,068
    E02$1,377$1,068
    E03$1,377$1,068
    E04$1,377$1,068
    E05$1,470$1,203
    E06$1,758$1,317
    E07$1,839$1,380
    E08$1,929$1,533
    E09$2,070$1,614
    W01$1,773$1,356
    W02$1,878$1,530
    W03$1,986$1,623
    W04$2,103$1,773
    W05$2,238$1,857
    O01E$1,857$1,470
    O02E$1,968$1,596
    O03E$2,118$1,752
    O01$1,509$1,281
    O02$1,755$1,443
    O03$1,980$1,653
    O04$2,283$1,839
    O05$2,502$1,887
    O06$2,520$1,971
    O07$2,535$1,992

    MHA: TN268 - Military Housing Area Name: MEMPHIS, TN

    GradeWith DependentsWithout Dependents
    E01$1,896$1,485
    E02$1,896$1,485
    E03$1,896$1,485
    E04$1,896$1,485
    E05$1,929$1,728
    E06$2,199$1,860
    E07$2,217$1,899
    E08$2,226$1,989
    E09$2,241$2,064
    W01$2,214$1,896
    W02$2,223$1,986
    W03$2,235$2,073
    W04$2,256$2,196
    W05$2,304$2,205
    O01E$2,220$1,929
    O02E$2,229$2,046
    O03E$2,259$2,193
    O01$1,968$1,857
    O02$2,196$1,920
    O03$2,232$2,100
    O04$2,316$2,199
    O05$2,391$2,208
    O06$2,406$2,211
    O07$2,424$2,223

    MHA: TN269 - Military Housing Area Name: NASHVILLE, TN

    GradeWith DependentsWithout Dependents
    E01$2,013$1,509
    E02$2,013$1,509
    E03$2,013$1,509
    E04$2,013$1,509
    E05$2,016$1,839
    E06$2,073$2,013
    E07$2,115$2,031
    E08$2,169$2,043
    E09$2,256$2,049
    W01$2,085$2,028
    W02$2,139$2,040
    W03$2,202$2,052
    W04$2,277$2,076
    W05$2,364$2,124
    O01E$2,127$2,037
    O02E$2,190$2,046
    O03E$2,286$2,064
    O01$2,022$2,010
    O02$2,070$2,034
    O03$2,199$2,055
    O04$2,391$2,112
    O05$2,532$2,139
    O06$2,550$2,187
    O07$2,568$2,211

    MHA: TN353 - Military Housing Area Name: JOHNSON CITY/KINGSPORT, TN

    GradeWith DependentsWithout Dependents
    E01$1,062$852
    E02$1,062$852
    E03$1,062$852
    E04$1,062$852
    E05$1,083$972
    E06$1,371$1,041
    E07$1,443$1,083
    E08$1,524$1,146
    E09$1,626$1,227
    W01$1,386$1,068
    W02$1,479$1,143
    W03$1,575$1,236
    W04$1,644$1,386
    W05$1,725$1,461
    O01E$1,461$1,095
    O02E$1,560$1,209
    O03E$1,653$1,365
    O01$1,122$1,038
    O02$1,368$1,086
    O03$1,572$1,266
    O04$1,749$1,443
    O05$1,878$1,485
    O06$1,890$1,560
    O07$1,902$1,572

    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 Tennessee (not a complete list):

    Basic Allowance for Housing 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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