In the intricate landscape of a housing associations, achieving financial resilience amidst economic turbulence is a formidable task. Of course, you can downscale your scheme program to stay financial fit, but what about the people who are on the waiting list for so long? Can your decarbonization strategy seamlessly integrate improvements for the decent home standard and combat damp and mold problems? These pressing questions demand prioritization of objectives, setting target levels, and establishing non-negotiables.

Different stakeholders

Downsizing ambitions due to mitigation measures shouldn't compromise essential objectives. In the dynamic realm of housing association priorities, diverse stakeholder interests within the board often lead to conflicting perspectives on mitigation measures.

What we have seen during priority sessions at housing association is that different stakeholders within the board, represent different interests. Leading also to different priorities when it comes to mitigation measures. Enter the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) methodology—a game-changer in making these differing priorities explicit. While exact numbers don't dictate, leveraging AHP to weigh various objectives and comparing outcomes among board members fosters a cohesive strategy.


Comparing diverse objectives is no walk in the park, especially when financial resilience necessitates tough choices. What holds more significance—commitment to lower-income groups, addressing special needs, resolving damp and mold issues, advancing your decarbonization plan, or investing in neighborhoods and ensuring customer satisfaction. Of course, you have certain ambitions and target levels you want to achieve. But if mitigation measures are needed, you will probably not fully postpone your decarbonization plan. The common trend of downsizing all objectives a bit raises critical questions. But how far can you go? What will your tenants accept? Establishing both target and non-negotiable levels makes objectives SMART and streamlines mitigation decisions.

Learn more

Discover the transformative power of the Analytical Hierarchy Process and delve into a compelling case study showcasing how it aided a Dutch housing association in refining their strategy. Download our insightful white paper to unlock the background of AHP and gain actionable insights for your housing association's success: Download our white-paper: Comparing (social) objectives for decision-making at housing associations.

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We have been supporting housing associations in the Netherlands for over 30 years with software, advisory services, and training. Our models are fit for purpose and our people are highly experienced to deliver high-quality services. In the Netherlands, 280 housing associations with around 2.4 million objects use our services. Interested?


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