Based in Washington, DC, NMHC is a national association representing the interests of the larger and most prominent apartment firms in the U.S.  NMHC's members are the principal officers of firms engaged in all aspects of the apartment industry, including ownership, development, management, and financing.  Nearly one-third of American households rent, and over 14 percent of households live in a rental apartment (buildings with five or more units).  With its joint legislative partner, the National Apartment Association, NMHC serves as the apartment industry‚Äôs primary advocate on legislative and regulatory matters. The Council also conducts apartment- related research, produces strategic information on business-related issues, and promotes the desirability of apartment living.  For more information on topics affecting our industry, go to www.nmhc.org.