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What You Need To Know About Military Housing Allowance

What You Need To Know About Military Housing Allowance

Thinking of renting out your home?  Consider a military renter... The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) provides military personnel assigned to the Denver Metro Area tax-free housing allowances to help them cover the costs of housing in the private/civilian community. Military members can use BAH to pay rent if they choose to lease a home and it can also be used to pay a mortgage. The Department of Defense (DOD) determines the correct housing allowance to enable members to afford suitable rental housing within a reasonable distance of their duty location. For more information on the BAH Program, go to BAHPrimer.

BAH is based on geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependent status. Military members received an increase of approximately 12% in their 2023 BAH allowance from last year.

Visit the following Pentagon website for the most up-to-date information on BAH rates based on a specific Zip Code.

Denver-Aurora Metro Area
2023 Monthly Allowance

GradeWith DependentsWithout Dependents
E1$2409.00$1806.00
E2$2409.00$1806.00
E3$2409.00$1806.00
E4$2409.00$1806.00
E5$2670.00$2004.00
E6$2829.00$2169.00
E7$2847.00$2415.00
E8$2871.00$2709.00
E9$2955.00$2742.00
W1$2844.00$2325.00
W2$2859.00$2706.00
W3$2892.00$2748.00
W4$2985.00$2826.00
W5$3096.00$2853.00
O1E$2850.00$2664.00
O2E$2883.00$2736.00
O3E$2997.00$2817.00
O1$2697.00$2139.00
O2$2826.00$2583.00
O3$2889.00$2766.00
O4$3132.00$2838.00
O5$3309.00$2856.00
O6$3336.00$2874.00
O7$3363.00$2919.00


Generally speaking, a "Dependent" is a family member. Okay.....so you are not familiar with military ranks? Perhaps the following will help. Unfortunately, there are variations in titles for the different services (US Army, US Air Force, US Navy, US Marine Corps, And US Coast Guard). Here Are Just A Couple Of Examples:

  • E-5 (Sergeant)
  • E-6 (Staff Sergeant)
  • E-7 (Sergeant First Class)
  • E-8 (Master Sergeant/First Sergeant)
  • W-3 (Chief Warrant Officer)
  • O-1 (Second Lieutenant)
  • O-2 (First Lieutenant)
  • O-3 (Captain)
  • O-4 (Major/Lieutenant Commander)
  • O-5 (Lieutenant Colonel, Commander)
  • O-6 (Colonel or Captain For The US Navy)

Are you thinking of renting out your home? Selling or perhaps Buying?  Contact me now so that I can help you!  You also may want to consider your VA Loan privileges to purchase a home. Not familiar with the VA Loan process?  Check out this short video from Bank of America!



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