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What’s My Return on Investment? This election cycle will be the most significant NMHC has seen in its history. Special interests opposed to our legislative priorities will spend more than $500 million trying to get their “friends” back to Washington. The real estate industry trade associations combined will likely spend less than $20 million.

If we want to win on the tough issues, the industry has to be competitive. NMHC’s successful advocacy has saved the industry billions of dollars. From blocking or easing onerous laws to securing advantageous legislative changes, NMHC is making a real difference in the operating costs of our members. But there are great challenges ahead that will fundamentally change the way our industry operates. They include: • Housing finance reform. Capital is the lifeblood of the industry, and lawmakers are in the process of phasing out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. • Housing policy. The bursting of the single-family housing bubble has created an unprecedented opportunity for us to advance a more balanced housing policy that explicitly values rental housing. • Tax reform. Congress is set to undertake comprehensive tax reform in the coming years, and tax law can fundamentally change investor returns in rental housing. • Energy efficiency incentives. As opposed to Congress’ recent focus on aggressive building code mandates, additional energy efficiency incentives should be established.

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We will continue to work to have a direct impact on these and other priority issues, but we need the continued support of a strong NMHC PAC to make a difference. Investing in NMHC PAC to help us raise $1 million or more will greatly enhance NMHC’s clout and the effectiveness of our advocacy efforts.

Join today by visiting www.nmhc.org/goto/pac

Facts About NMHC PAC What is NMHC PAC?

Take Action Today!

NMHC PAC is the National Multi Housing Council’s political action committee. The PAC supports the apartment industry’s legislative goals, educates Congress about multifamily housing issues and encourages participation in the political process.

Our goal is to raise more than $1 million to benefit candidates supporting our industry’s legislative and regulatory priorities. We will achieve this goal with the help of our existing donors, a series of contributor events, personal visits and your generous financial contribution.

How does NMHC PAC support candidates?

In 2010, less than 8% of NMHC’s member firms participated in NMHC PAC. Since every NMHC PAC contributor plays an integral role in advocating for the apartment industry, one of our key goals is to broaden our participation rate.

Personal, voluntary contributions from eligible NMHC members are pooled to support industry-friendly candidates. By combining your voice with thousands of others, NMHC PAC gives you far greater impact in the political process than you would have acting alone.

Why is NMHC PAC important to me? Decisions made in Washington have a tremendous impact on the apartment industry, your firm, and ultimately, your job. NMHC PAC is your opportunity to elect congressmen and senators who understand multifamily housing and can protect your investment in the apartment industry.

Does NMHC PAC favor candidates from one political party over the other? NMHC PAC is completely independent and bipartisan. Candidates who receive financial support are evaluated on their merits and their understanding of the apartment industry.

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Individuals who choose to support NMHC PAC at the highest levels will receive membership in a recognition club with benefits ranging from congressional directories to photo opportunities, as well as admission and recognition at special receptions with top political leaders. Club Level PAC Champion PAC Leader PAC Partner PAC Supporter

Personal Annual Contribution $5,000 $2,500 - $4,999 $1,000 - $2,499 $500 - $999

Secure your investment!

Because all of NMHC PAC’s administrative expenses are paid by NMHC, every dollar you give goes directly to candidates who support our industry.

How is my money used? NMHC PAC aggregates the contributions of our members to support members of Congress on relevant U.S. House and Senate committees and candidates with favorable voting records or positions on legislative issues important to our industry.

Join your colleagues nationwide who have decided that NMHC PAC membership is the best investment they can make to protect their bottom line and their continued success in the industry.

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1850 M Street, NW, Suite 540 | Washington, DC 20036 Office: 202.974.2300 | Fax: 202.775.0112 www.nmhc.org/goto/pac

NMHC PAC: A Sound Investment


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What’s My Return on Investment? This election cycle will be the most significant NMHC has seen in its history. Special interests opposed to our legislative priorities will spend more than $500 million trying to get their “friends” back to Washington. The real estate industry trade associations combined will likely spend less than $20 million.

If we want to win on the tough issues, the industry has to be competitive. NMHC’s successful advocacy has saved the industry billions of dollars. From blocking or easing onerous laws to securing advantageous legislative changes, NMHC is making a real difference in the operating costs of our members. But there are great challenges ahead that will fundamentally change the way our industry operates. They include: • Housing finance reform. Capital is the lifeblood of the industry, and lawmakers are in the process of phasing out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. • Housing policy. The bursting of the single-family housing bubble has created an unprecedented opportunity for us to advance a more balanced housing policy that explicitly values rental housing. • Tax reform. Congress is set to undertake comprehensive tax reform in the coming years, and tax law can fundamentally change investor returns in rental housing. • Energy efficiency incentives. As opposed to Congress’ recent focus on aggressive building code mandates, additional energy efficiency incentives should be established.

®

We will continue to work to have a direct impact on these and other priority issues, but we need the continued support of a strong NMHC PAC to make a difference. Investing in NMHC PAC to help us raise $1 million or more will greatly enhance NMHC’s clout and the effectiveness of our advocacy efforts.

Join today by visiting www.nmhc.org/goto/pac

Facts About NMHC PAC What is NMHC PAC?

Take Action Today!

NMHC PAC is the National Multi Housing Council’s political action committee. The PAC supports the apartment industry’s legislative goals, educates Congress about multifamily housing issues and encourages participation in the political process.

Our goal is to raise more than $1 million to benefit candidates supporting our industry’s legislative and regulatory priorities. We will achieve this goal with the help of our existing donors, a series of contributor events, personal visits and your generous financial contribution.

How does NMHC PAC support candidates?

In 2010, less than 8% of NMHC’s member firms participated in NMHC PAC. Since every NMHC PAC contributor plays an integral role in advocating for the apartment industry, one of our key goals is to broaden our participation rate.

Personal, voluntary contributions from eligible NMHC members are pooled to support industry-friendly candidates. By combining your voice with thousands of others, NMHC PAC gives you far greater impact in the political process than you would have acting alone.

Why is NMHC PAC important to me? Decisions made in Washington have a tremendous impact on the apartment industry, your firm, and ultimately, your job. NMHC PAC is your opportunity to elect congressmen and senators who understand multifamily housing and can protect your investment in the apartment industry.

Does NMHC PAC favor candidates from one political party over the other? NMHC PAC is completely independent and bipartisan. Candidates who receive financial support are evaluated on their merits and their understanding of the apartment industry.

®

Individuals who choose to support NMHC PAC at the highest levels will receive membership in a recognition club with benefits ranging from congressional directories to photo opportunities, as well as admission and recognition at special receptions with top political leaders. Club Level PAC Champion PAC Leader PAC Partner PAC Supporter

Personal Annual Contribution $5,000 $2,500 - $4,999 $1,000 - $2,499 $500 - $999

Secure your investment!

Because all of NMHC PAC’s administrative expenses are paid by NMHC, every dollar you give goes directly to candidates who support our industry.

How is my money used? NMHC PAC aggregates the contributions of our members to support members of Congress on relevant U.S. House and Senate committees and candidates with favorable voting records or positions on legislative issues important to our industry.

Join your colleagues nationwide who have decided that NMHC PAC membership is the best investment they can make to protect their bottom line and their continued success in the industry.

®

1850 M Street, NW, Suite 540 | Washington, DC 20036 Office: 202.974.2300 | Fax: 202.775.0112 www.nmhc.org/goto/pac

NMHC PAC: A Sound Investment


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What’s My Return on Investment? This election cycle will be the most significant NMHC has seen in its history. Special interests opposed to our legislative priorities will spend more than $500 million trying to get their “friends” back to Washington. The real estate industry trade associations combined will likely spend less than $20 million.

If we want to win on the tough issues, the industry has to be competitive. NMHC’s successful advocacy has saved the industry billions of dollars. From blocking or easing onerous laws to securing advantageous legislative changes, NMHC is making a real difference in the operating costs of our members. But there are great challenges ahead that will fundamentally change the way our industry operates. They include: • Housing finance reform. Capital is the lifeblood of the industry, and lawmakers are in the process of phasing out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. • Housing policy. The bursting of the single-family housing bubble has created an unprecedented opportunity for us to advance a more balanced housing policy that explicitly values rental housing. • Tax reform. Congress is set to undertake comprehensive tax reform in the coming years, and tax law can fundamentally change investor returns in rental housing. • Energy efficiency incentives. As opposed to Congress’ recent focus on aggressive building code mandates, additional energy efficiency incentives should be established.

®

We will continue to work to have a direct impact on these and other priority issues, but we need the continued support of a strong NMHC PAC to make a difference. Investing in NMHC PAC to help us raise $1 million or more will greatly enhance NMHC’s clout and the effectiveness of our advocacy efforts.

Join today by visiting www.nmhc.org/goto/pac

Facts About NMHC PAC What is NMHC PAC?

Take Action Today!

NMHC PAC is the National Multi Housing Council’s political action committee. The PAC supports the apartment industry’s legislative goals, educates Congress about multifamily housing issues and encourages participation in the political process.

Our goal is to raise more than $1 million to benefit candidates supporting our industry’s legislative and regulatory priorities. We will achieve this goal with the help of our existing donors, a series of contributor events, personal visits and your generous financial contribution.

How does NMHC PAC support candidates?

In 2010, less than 8% of NMHC’s member firms participated in NMHC PAC. Since every NMHC PAC contributor plays an integral role in advocating for the apartment industry, one of our key goals is to broaden our participation rate.

Personal, voluntary contributions from eligible NMHC members are pooled to support industry-friendly candidates. By combining your voice with thousands of others, NMHC PAC gives you far greater impact in the political process than you would have acting alone.

Why is NMHC PAC important to me? Decisions made in Washington have a tremendous impact on the apartment industry, your firm, and ultimately, your job. NMHC PAC is your opportunity to elect congressmen and senators who understand multifamily housing and can protect your investment in the apartment industry.

Does NMHC PAC favor candidates from one political party over the other? NMHC PAC is completely independent and bipartisan. Candidates who receive financial support are evaluated on their merits and their understanding of the apartment industry.

®

Individuals who choose to support NMHC PAC at the highest levels will receive membership in a recognition club with benefits ranging from congressional directories to photo opportunities, as well as admission and recognition at special receptions with top political leaders. Club Level PAC Champion PAC Leader PAC Partner PAC Supporter

Personal Annual Contribution $5,000 $2,500 - $4,999 $1,000 - $2,499 $500 - $999

Secure your investment!

Because all of NMHC PAC’s administrative expenses are paid by NMHC, every dollar you give goes directly to candidates who support our industry.

How is my money used? NMHC PAC aggregates the contributions of our members to support members of Congress on relevant U.S. House and Senate committees and candidates with favorable voting records or positions on legislative issues important to our industry.

Join your colleagues nationwide who have decided that NMHC PAC membership is the best investment they can make to protect their bottom line and their continued success in the industry.

®

1850 M Street, NW, Suite 540 | Washington, DC 20036 Office: 202.974.2300 | Fax: 202.775.0112 www.nmhc.org/goto/pac

NMHC PAC: A Sound Investment


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Supporting NMHC PAC ensures that NMHC and its members can have a direct impact on public policies that affect the industry’s bottom line. Contributions to NMHC PAC are not tax-deductible for federal income tax

NMHC PAC Campaign NMHC has a team of experts using fact-based lobbying to advance the industry’s interests on Capitol Hill. But an important supplement to that work is contributing financially to lawmakers and political candidates who are in a position to shape policies affecting us.

purposes and are used for political purposes. All contributions to NMHC PAC

Help us meet our NMHC PAC goals of: • Raising $1 million for candidate support; • 100% participation by NMHC’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors; and • Increased participation at all levels of NMHC membership.

requires political committees to report the name, address, occupation, and name

Protecting Your Bottom Line The National Multi Housing Council believes our industry’s success affects the nation’s economic health. The apartment industry is a $1.8 billion industry that employees more than 618,000 people to operate existing properties. Another 200,000 jobs are supported by the new apartment construction. Congress must understand that these jobs and the revenue our industry generates bolster our economy. Through NMHC PAC, employees of NMHC’s member firms have their voices heard. Supporting NMHC PAC ensures that NMHC and its members can have a direct impact on public policies that affect the industry’s bottom line.

are voluntary. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. The proposed contribution amounts are merely suggestions; you may choose to contribute more, less, or not at all. The NMHC will not favor or disadvantage anyone by reason of the amount contributed or the decision not to contribute. Federal law

of employer for each individual whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 in a calendar year. Federal law prohibits corporate contributions.

A Sound Investment To further our objectives on Capitol Hill, one and only one fund exists… the National Multi Housing Council Political Action Committee (NMHC PAC). Since its inception in 1980, NMHC PAC has worked not only to ensure the industry speaks as a unified voice in Washington, D.C., but also to continue to provide us with a sound investment in national politics.

Why should I get involved? Every day, elected officials make critical policy choices that affect our industry. From housing finance reform to energy policy to fair housing, these decisions have a direct impact on how you operate your company and how successful you can be. If you are concerned about these and other issues, you should know that NMHC PAC is the only fund set up that aggressively pursues the election and re-election of candidates for federal office who will support the industry’s position.

Make your investment today by returning your contribution or making it online www.nmhc.org/goto/pac


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Supporting NMHC PAC ensures that NMHC and its members can have a direct impact on public policies that affect the industry’s bottom line. Contributions to NMHC PAC are not tax-deductible for federal income tax

NMHC PAC Campaign NMHC has a team of experts using fact-based lobbying to advance the industry’s interests on Capitol Hill. But an important supplement to that work is contributing financially to lawmakers and political candidates who are in a position to shape policies affecting us.

purposes and are used for political purposes. All contributions to NMHC PAC

Help us meet our NMHC PAC goals of: • Raising $1 million for candidate support; • 100% participation by NMHC’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors; and • Increased participation at all levels of NMHC membership.

requires political committees to report the name, address, occupation, and name

Protecting Your Bottom Line The National Multi Housing Council believes our industry’s success affects the nation’s economic health. The apartment industry is a $1.8 billion industry that employees more than 618,000 people to operate existing properties. Another 200,000 jobs are supported by the new apartment construction. Congress must understand that these jobs and the revenue our industry generates bolster our economy. Through NMHC PAC, employees of NMHC’s member firms have their voices heard. Supporting NMHC PAC ensures that NMHC and its members can have a direct impact on public policies that affect the industry’s bottom line.

are voluntary. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. The proposed contribution amounts are merely suggestions; you may choose to contribute more, less, or not at all. The NMHC will not favor or disadvantage anyone by reason of the amount contributed or the decision not to contribute. Federal law

of employer for each individual whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 in a calendar year. Federal law prohibits corporate contributions.

A Sound Investment To further our objectives on Capitol Hill, one and only one fund exists… the National Multi Housing Council Political Action Committee (NMHC PAC). Since its inception in 1980, NMHC PAC has worked not only to ensure the industry speaks as a unified voice in Washington, D.C., but also to continue to provide us with a sound investment in national politics.

Why should I get involved? Every day, elected officials make critical policy choices that affect our industry. From housing finance reform to energy policy to fair housing, these decisions have a direct impact on how you operate your company and how successful you can be. If you are concerned about these and other issues, you should know that NMHC PAC is the only fund set up that aggressively pursues the election and re-election of candidates for federal office who will support the industry’s position.

Make your investment today by returning your contribution or making it online www.nmhc.org/goto/pac


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Supporting NMHC PAC ensures that NMHC and its members can have a direct impact on public policies that affect the industry’s bottom line. Contributions to NMHC PAC are not tax-deductible for federal income tax

NMHC PAC Campaign NMHC has a team of experts using fact-based lobbying to advance the industry’s interests on Capitol Hill. But an important supplement to that work is contributing financially to lawmakers and political candidates who are in a position to shape policies affecting us.

purposes and are used for political purposes. All contributions to NMHC PAC

Help us meet our NMHC PAC goals of: • Raising $1 million for candidate support; • 100% participation by NMHC’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors; and • Increased participation at all levels of NMHC membership.

requires political committees to report the name, address, occupation, and name

Protecting Your Bottom Line The National Multi Housing Council believes our industry’s success affects the nation’s economic health. The apartment industry is a $1.8 billion industry that employees more than 618,000 people to operate existing properties. Another 200,000 jobs are supported by the new apartment construction. Congress must understand that these jobs and the revenue our industry generates bolster our economy. Through NMHC PAC, employees of NMHC’s member firms have their voices heard. Supporting NMHC PAC ensures that NMHC and its members can have a direct impact on public policies that affect the industry’s bottom line.

are voluntary. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. The proposed contribution amounts are merely suggestions; you may choose to contribute more, less, or not at all. The NMHC will not favor or disadvantage anyone by reason of the amount contributed or the decision not to contribute. Federal law

of employer for each individual whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 in a calendar year. Federal law prohibits corporate contributions.

A Sound Investment To further our objectives on Capitol Hill, one and only one fund exists… the National Multi Housing Council Political Action Committee (NMHC PAC). Since its inception in 1980, NMHC PAC has worked not only to ensure the industry speaks as a unified voice in Washington, D.C., but also to continue to provide us with a sound investment in national politics.

Why should I get involved? Every day, elected officials make critical policy choices that affect our industry. From housing finance reform to energy policy to fair housing, these decisions have a direct impact on how you operate your company and how successful you can be. If you are concerned about these and other issues, you should know that NMHC PAC is the only fund set up that aggressively pursues the election and re-election of candidates for federal office who will support the industry’s position.

Make your investment today by returning your contribution or making it online www.nmhc.org/goto/pac


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Supporting NMHC PAC ensures that NMHC and its members can have a direct impact on public policies that affect the industry’s bottom line. Contributions to NMHC PAC are not tax-deductible for federal income tax

NMHC PAC Campaign NMHC has a team of experts using fact-based lobbying to advance the industry’s interests on Capitol Hill. But an important supplement to that work is contributing financially to lawmakers and political candidates who are in a position to shape policies affecting us.

purposes and are used for political purposes. All contributions to NMHC PAC

Help us meet our NMHC PAC goals of: • Raising $1 million for candidate support; • 100% participation by NMHC’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors; and • Increased participation at all levels of NMHC membership.

requires political committees to report the name, address, occupation, and name

Protecting Your Bottom Line The National Multi Housing Council believes our industry’s success affects the nation’s economic health. The apartment industry is a $1.8 billion industry that employees more than 618,000 people to operate existing properties. Another 200,000 jobs are supported by the new apartment construction. Congress must understand that these jobs and the revenue our industry generates bolster our economy. Through NMHC PAC, employees of NMHC’s member firms have their voices heard. Supporting NMHC PAC ensures that NMHC and its members can have a direct impact on public policies that affect the industry’s bottom line.

are voluntary. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. The proposed contribution amounts are merely suggestions; you may choose to contribute more, less, or not at all. The NMHC will not favor or disadvantage anyone by reason of the amount contributed or the decision not to contribute. Federal law

of employer for each individual whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 in a calendar year. Federal law prohibits corporate contributions.

A Sound Investment To further our objectives on Capitol Hill, one and only one fund exists… the National Multi Housing Council Political Action Committee (NMHC PAC). Since its inception in 1980, NMHC PAC has worked not only to ensure the industry speaks as a unified voice in Washington, D.C., but also to continue to provide us with a sound investment in national politics.

Why should I get involved? Every day, elected officials make critical policy choices that affect our industry. From housing finance reform to energy policy to fair housing, these decisions have a direct impact on how you operate your company and how successful you can be. If you are concerned about these and other issues, you should know that NMHC PAC is the only fund set up that aggressively pursues the election and re-election of candidates for federal office who will support the industry’s position.

Make your investment today by returning your contribution or making it online www.nmhc.org/goto/pac


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What’s My Return on Investment? This election cycle will be the most significant NMHC has seen in its history. Special interests opposed to our legislative priorities will spend more than $500 million trying to get their “friends” back to Washington. The real estate industry trade associations combined will likely spend less than $20 million.

If we want to win on the tough issues, the industry has to be competitive. NMHC’s successful advocacy has saved the industry billions of dollars. From blocking or easing onerous laws to securing advantageous legislative changes, NMHC is making a real difference in the operating costs of our members. But there are great challenges ahead that will fundamentally change the way our industry operates. They include: • Housing finance reform. Capital is the lifeblood of the industry, and lawmakers are in the process of phasing out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. • Housing policy. The bursting of the single-family housing bubble has created an unprecedented opportunity for us to advance a more balanced housing policy that explicitly values rental housing. • Tax reform. Congress is set to undertake comprehensive tax reform in the coming years, and tax law can fundamentally change investor returns in rental housing. • Energy efficiency incentives. As opposed to Congress’ recent focus on aggressive building code mandates, additional energy efficiency incentives should be established.

®

We will continue to work to have a direct impact on these and other priority issues, but we need the continued support of a strong NMHC PAC to make a difference. Investing in NMHC PAC to help us raise $1 million or more will greatly enhance NMHC’s clout and the effectiveness of our advocacy efforts.

Join today by visiting www.nmhc.org/goto/pac

Facts About NMHC PAC What is NMHC PAC?

Take Action Today!

NMHC PAC is the National Multi Housing Council’s political action committee. The PAC supports the apartment industry’s legislative goals, educates Congress about multifamily housing issues and encourages participation in the political process.

Our goal is to raise more than $1 million to benefit candidates supporting our industry’s legislative and regulatory priorities. We will achieve this goal with the help of our existing donors, a series of contributor events, personal visits and your generous financial contribution.

How does NMHC PAC support candidates?

In 2010, less than 8% of NMHC’s member firms participated in NMHC PAC. Since every NMHC PAC contributor plays an integral role in advocating for the apartment industry, one of our key goals is to broaden our participation rate.

Personal, voluntary contributions from eligible NMHC members are pooled to support industry-friendly candidates. By combining your voice with thousands of others, NMHC PAC gives you far greater impact in the political process than you would have acting alone.

Why is NMHC PAC important to me? Decisions made in Washington have a tremendous impact on the apartment industry, your firm, and ultimately, your job. NMHC PAC is your opportunity to elect congressmen and senators who understand multifamily housing and can protect your investment in the apartment industry.

Does NMHC PAC favor candidates from one political party over the other? NMHC PAC is completely independent and bipartisan. Candidates who receive financial support are evaluated on their merits and their understanding of the apartment industry.

®

Individuals who choose to support NMHC PAC at the highest levels will receive membership in a recognition club with benefits ranging from congressional directories to photo opportunities, as well as admission and recognition at special receptions with top political leaders. Club Level PAC Champion PAC Leader PAC Partner PAC Supporter

Personal Annual Contribution $5,000 $2,500 - $4,999 $1,000 - $2,499 $500 - $999

Secure your investment!

Because all of NMHC PAC’s administrative expenses are paid by NMHC, every dollar you give goes directly to candidates who support our industry.

How is my money used? NMHC PAC aggregates the contributions of our members to support members of Congress on relevant U.S. House and Senate committees and candidates with favorable voting records or positions on legislative issues important to our industry.

Join your colleagues nationwide who have decided that NMHC PAC membership is the best investment they can make to protect their bottom line and their continued success in the industry.

®

1850 M Street, NW, Suite 540 | Washington, DC 20036 Office: 202.974.2300 | Fax: 202.775.0112 www.nmhc.org/goto/pac

NMHC PAC: A Sound Investment


2011 NMHC PAC Brochure