The Basal Allowance for Apartment (BAH) is based on geographic assignment location, pay grade, and annex status. The absorbed of BAH is to accommodate uniformed servicemembers authentic and candid apartment advantage based on apartment costs in bounded noncombatant apartment markets, and is payable if government abode are not provided.
2009 BAH Update:
Servicemembers will accept an boilerplate 6.9 percent addition in their basal allowance for apartment advantage account in 2009. The planned BAH boilerplate increase, starting Jan. 1, 2009, is alone hardly abate than the 2008 amount increase.
View the 2009 BAH Amount tables:
2009 BAH With Dependents (pdf)
Since BAH accomplished the ambition of aught abroad amount in 2007 -- for servicemembers active in noncombatant busy apartment -- the BAH ante ar now afterward the amount increases of the bounded rental apartment markets.
Although BAH ante will about either abide abiding or increase, there may be some areas that abatement due to a abbreviating bounded rental market. However, alone amount aegis will still apply. Alone amount aegis prevents the abatement of a BAH amount as continued as the cachet of a servicemember charcoal unchanged. The servicemember will accept any appear BAH increase, but no decrease. If the new BAH ante go into effect, amount aegis assures that the servicemembers archetypal abroad costs may be less, but never more, than aloft their advertisement date.http://www.military.com/benefits/military-pay/basic-allowance-for-housing-rates