|FY 2003 Basic Allowance for Housing|
Below are the rates of tax-free housing allowance (Basic Allowance for Housing, or BAH) that are provided to military members (with and without dependents) who are authorized to reside off base at government expense.
Note: BAH amounts are determined by location, rank, and whether or not the member has dependents. Between ranks, amounts differ because the higher the rank, the better the housing a member is authorized. Here are the charts that show what type of dwellings are used to determine BAH amounts for each rank.