To provide quality, affordable, clean and sober housing and services to
special needs populations in the Yakima Valley.
Sobriety ● Integrity ● Compassion ● Professionalism
Financial Responsibility ● Community Involvement
To develop and maintain safe, quality, affordable housing where
children can grow up in an Alcohol and Drug Free Community.
5 four-bedrooms; 21 three-bedrooms; 72 two-bedrooms;
89 one-bedroom and 28 studio apartments
Working to end homelessness in Yakima since 1991.
“The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.” – Confucius
Next Step Housing (NSH) develops affordable, safe and healthy communities where individuals and families can improve their lives and raise their children in a clean and sober environment. Since 1991, NSH has been and remains one of the leading providers of service-enriched, permanent housing in Alcohol and Drug Free Communities (ADFC's) in Washington State.
For over 30 years, NSH has celebrated housing special needs individuals and families in Central Washington. In 2020, 68% of our residents were experiencing homelessness when they first applied for housing. We are the only non-profit housing provider in the State that combines individuals living with long-term sobriety from substance abuse and their families with individuals and families living with Developmental Disabilities. Because both groups experience similar marginalization in society, this integration of special needs populations has proven successful. Their parallel capacities and needs make them good neighbors.
All of our housing communities enjoy a Zero Tolerance of Alcohol and Drug Use, both on and off the premises. This is ensured by random, monthly, observed Urine-Analysis and Breathalyzer checks. Residents who return to substance abuse are immediately required to remedy or leave the community to ensure the safety of our residents in long-term sobriety.
Next Step Housing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, parental or familial status, political ideology, possession or use of a Section 8 certificate, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical handicap, or the use of a trained guide or service animal. NSH does not discriminate on any basis prohibited by applicable law.
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