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2009 BAH for Warrant Officers without Dependents

CALIFORNIA

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Updated December 19, 2008

Below are the rates of tax-free housing allowance (Basic Allowance for Housing, or BAH) that are provided to military warrant officers (without dependents) who are authorized to reside off base at government expense in the state of CALIFORNIA, for calendar year 2009.

In calendar year 2004, service members living "on the economy" paid an average of 3.5 percent of the housing costs out-of-pocket. That percentage dropped to zero in calendar year 2005, and has remained at zero ever since. Housing allowance rates are based upon rank, location, and whether or not a member has dependents.

The Department of Defense (DOD) employs Runzheimer International to collect the nation-wide housing cost data that they use to compute BAH. Additionally, DOD obtains current data from multiple sources, employing a "checks and balances" approach to ensure reliability and accuracy. Current residential vacancies, identified in local newspapers and real estate rental listings, are an important source of data. Vacancies are selected at random, and subjected to a screening process. Telephone interviews establish the availability and exact location of each unit sampled. DOD has designed the sample to obtain a statistical confidence level of 95% or higher. DOD also contacts apartment and real estate management companies to identify units for rental pricing. It is not uncommon for DOD to consult real estate professionals in a locality to obtain confirmation and additional sources of data. Where available, DOD contacts fort/post/base housing referral offices, to tap local military expertise and gain insights into the local concerns of military. Finally, DoD and the Services conduct on-site evaluations at various locations to confirm and ensure reliability and accuracy of the cost data.

For localities in the state of CALIFORNIA not shown on the chart below, see the DOD BAH Database. For more BAH information, see the 2009 BAH Rates Menu.

2009 BAH Rates for CALIFORNIA for Warrant Officers Without Dependents

Location W-1 W-2 W-3 W-4 W-5
OAKLAND 1767 1943 1966 2031 2161
SAN FRANCISCO 2417 2784 2822 2909 3057
CHINA LAKE NAVWEPCEN 898 999 1083 1209 1262
FRESNO 1102 1299 1372 1473 1488
LEMOORE NAS 959 1075 1153 1274 1336
CAMP PENDLETON 1559 1807 1907 2072 2193
VENTURA 1699 1862 1974 2147 2239
VANDENBERG AFB 1347 1504 1564 1656 1698
MARIN/SONOMA 1796 1959 2018 2119 2204
BARSTOW/FORT IRWIN 975 1118 1181 1281 1339
SAN BERNARDINO 1240 1360 1415 1508 1584
TWENTY NINE PALMS MCB 941 1069 1147 1267 1323
BEALE AFB 1186 1432 1495 1600 1681
SACRAMENTO 1408 1742 1790 1860 1887
STOCKTON 1088 1211 1276 1379 1443
VALLEJO/TRAVIS AFB 1518 1731 1807 1929 2003
LOS ANGELES 2018 2238 2392 2600 2603
SAN DIEGO 1855 2038 2074 2131 2168
MONTEREY 1735 2019 2143 2356 2536
BAKERSFIELD 951 1089 1237 1288 1421
RIVERSIDE 1454 1715 1760 1831 1873
HUMBOLDT COUNTY 1026 1149 1264 1395 1509
SANTA CLARA COUNTY 1888 2029 2159 2349 2407
SAN LUIS OBISPO 1397 1607 1716 1888 1992
BRIDGEPORT 1357 1507 1600 1730 1748
EL CENTRO 998 1127 1167 1244 1334
FORT BRAGG 1094 1220 1336 1432 1569
EDWARDS AFB/PALMDALE 1273 1449 1523 1649 1752

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