2019 BAH Rates: Updated Military Housing Allowance Infographic

December 21, 2018

New 2019 BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) rates were released by the Department of Defense on December 14, 2018. The BAH infographic and information below have been updated to reflect the new rates.

Understanding the different military benefits available to you and your family is the first step in making sure you are fully taking advantage of the resources available to you.

BAH in 2019

What does BAH actually cover in 2019? BAH is meant to cover 95% of your rental costs in 2019. This has decreased from 96% in 2018 and 100% in prior years. The decline relates to budget cuts released by the Department of Defense in 2015. This was part of a five-year plan, and so the percentage will not go any lower than 95% starting in 2020.

Overall, BAH rates have increased more than 2.5% across the board. This is significantly more than the overall increase in 2018, which was just 0.7%.

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A 2019 BAH calculator can be found at the Department of Defense.
 

What is BAH?

Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) provides housing allowance for uniformed Army, Navy, Marine, & DoD members who are either married or have dependents. BAH is an additional allowance on top of your flat salary, much like your BAS (Basic Allowance for Subsistence).
 
Military BAH rates change from year to year, and are determined by your rank, dependency status, geographical location, and the median rental and utility costs in your area.
 
All sounds good, right? Unfortunately, in a previous study by SpouseBuzz, over 86% of respondents reported their basic allowance for housing either just barely or did not cover their housing costs. More often than not, military families are not receiving enough to cover their military housing and basic renters insurance.
 

BAH at Lincoln Military Housing

With Lincoln Military Housing, we’ve got your back. In our communities, your 2019 BAH covers your entire rent, renters insurance, gas, water, and normal electricity usage — everything you need to support your family.
 
In addition, we offer automatic payments, so you don’t have to worry about transferring your BAH to cover your rent or mortgage. Also, we do not require credit checks or deposits. This flexibility helps make family budgeting and housing payments a more stress-free process.
 
Want to learn more? Take a look at the updated basic allowance of housing infographic to find out the answers to common BAH questions, and to learn how to make the most of your BAH in 2019.
 

Understanding BAH in 2019 - Infographic by Lincoln Military Housing

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