A PCS move to San Antonio if you decide to live off base means you need to know the San Antonio BAH rate. San Antonio TX Basic Allowance for Housing- more popularly referred to as BAH is important to know so you can understand exactly how much home you can afford to buy or rent in San Antonio. If you are looking for homes near Fort Sam Houston TX knowing how much your BAH is will help you discover that it is CHEAPER to buy vs. RENT when you have a San Antonio Military Relocation. If you are reluctant to be a landlord when you leave your duty station with a house for rent near Fort Sam Houston- we can assist you with full San Antonio property management services.
How is the BAH determined for San Antonio TX? The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is based on geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. The goal of BAH is to provide accurate and equitable housing compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets- which vary widely throughout the country- and around the world. The BAH is payable when government quarters are not provided. Each year the BAH tables are released in mid to late December.
NEW - 2013 BAH Rates:
|With Dependants||$ 1,296.00||$ 1,296.00||$ 1,296.00||$ 1,296.00||$ 1,398.00||$ 1,428.00|
|WITHOUT||$ 972.00||$ 972.00||$ 972.00||$ 972.00||$ 1,104.00||$ 1,209.00|
|With Dependants||$ 1,476.00||$ 1,527.00||$ 1,614.00||$ 1,431.00||$ 1,497.00||$ 1,560.00|
|WITHOUT||$ 1,302.00||$ 1,407.00||$ 1,413.00||$ 1,260.00||$ 1,404.00||$ 1,416.00|
|With Dependants||$ 1,635.00||$ 1,728.00||$ 1,485.00||$ 1,551.00||$ 1,650.00||$ 1,401.00|
|WITHOUT||$ 1,440.00||$ 1,485.00||$ 1,398.00||$ 1,410.00||$ 1,428.00||$ 1,197.00|
|With Dependants||$ 1,425.00||$ 1,557.00||$ 1,764.00||$ 1,911.00||$ 1,929.00||$ 1,950.00|
|WITHOUT||$ 1,365.00||$ 1,419.00||$ 1,479.00||$ 1,509.00||$ 1,560.00||$ 1,590.00|
Basic Allowance for Housing rates across the country increased for 2013! The 3.8 percent increase isn’t due to one single factor- rates are based on the combination of local San Antonio TX costs for rent, utilities and renter’s insurance for housing, so market fluctuation of one or more of those factors in a given location will affect BAH rates.
Luckily for anyone in the military, any active duty service members who might see a drop in BAH for their market will have their BAH protected. This is due to the "individual rate protection," adopted by Congress over a decade ago. On the other hand, those who live in an area that sees a BAH increase will enjoy a bump in their monthly housing allowance. BAH by zip
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