Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates for 2013 have been announced. We have a complete listing of the new BAH rates right here at Military.com. Rates are generally going up, but lots of locations are going down, too. I did a quick check of the places my family has lived, and they are split almost evenly between the going up and going down groups.
Wondering how in the heck they come up with these figures? It’s all explained in a post from last year, The BAH Formula. While it may seem random, there is actually a lot of research and math that go into calculating the rates each year.
Are you in an area where rates are decreasing? You’ll be glad to know that the military has BAH Rate Protection, so that your rates won’t go down except in very unusual situations.