Hanscom Air Force Base   Right Corner Banner
Join the Air Force

News > New BAH rates now posted online
New BAH rates now posted online

Posted 1/6/2012   Updated 1/6/2012 Email story   Print story

    


66th Comptroller Squadron

1/6/2012 - HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- The Department of Defense recently published new calendar year 2012 base allowance for housing (BAH) rates, which can be viewed at www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/bah.cfm.

Active duty service members who see a drop in BAH rate for their locality will have their BAH protected thanks to "individual rate protection," which was adopted by Congress nine years ago and prevents a reduction in a service members BAH while they remain assigned to a duty location.

On the other hand, those who live in an area that have a BAH increase will see a higher BAH in their pay statement. Service members who move (PCS) to a new geographic duty location in 2012 will receive the new 2012 BAH rate.

BAH rates vary nationwide based on geographic duty location, pay grade and dependency status and are updated each calendar year based on a market survey. Data is collected annually for more than 350 Military Housing Areas (MHAs) in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.

Cooperation from the services and local military housing offices in the data collection effort is an important part of the BAH process. Input from local commands is used to determine what neighborhood data are collected and to direct the data collection effort towards adequate apartment complexes and individual housing units.

Any questions or concerns about these new rate changes may be directed to the local finance office. Additionally, current or prospective residents of housing at Hanscom may call Hanscom Family Housing at 781-861-5062 or the government Housing Management Office at 781-225-5638 with any BAH or rent related questions.



tabComments
No comments yet.  
Add a comment

 Inside Hanscom AFB

ima cornerSearch

tabMission NewsRSS feed 
Cyber summit: Air Force speaks on weapons systems, information dominance and resilience

Hanscom key to Air Force cyber weapons

Members of Hanscom's directorates honored at LCMC Acquisition Management Awards

Hanscom team protects vital assets

DRAGON flys ahead

Engineers, computer scientists discuss open system architecture with industry

Battle Management working to improve nuclear scenario planning

Cyber challenges and solutions focus of summit

tabHanscom NewsRSS feed 
Thanksgiving food safety tips

Air Force announces AFIMSC candidate bases

Anthony named 'spouse of the year'

Non-finance officers eligible for financial leadership program

Hanscom teen sews her way to nationals

CE captures AFMC-level awards

Turkey Drop planned Nov. 18

Air Force updates AF Instruction 1-1

Salute to veterans held

tabNews Briefs and HappeningsRSS feed 
Upcoming events

News in Brief

School Notes

tabCommentaryRSS feed 
Airmen Powered by Innovation program launches new site

Understanding reveille, retreat and taps

tabPhoto FeatureRSS feed 
Photo feature: This week at Hanscom, Nov. 20

tabFeaturesRSS feed 
Hanscom employee saves life

School liaison looks to meet families' educational goals


Site Map      Contact Us     Questions     USA.gov     Security and Privacy notice     E-publishing  
Suicide Prevention    SAPR   IG   EEO   Accessibility/Section 508   No FEAR Act