About Next Step Sober Living Housing- Pear Tree Place III
Next Step Housing (NSH) has provided quality, clean and sober, supportive housing to residents of Yakima since 1991. NSH pioneered the development of Alcohol and Drug Free Communities (ADFC’s) in Washington and currently owns and operates the only clean and sober permanent housing for large families with children in the State.
Clean and sober, supportive housing
Our community-based Board of Directors and Staff have many years of experience in service provision for special needs populations and expertise in financial management as well as in developing and managing affordable housing.
Sobriety ● Integrity ● Compassion ● Professionalism
Financial Responsibility ● Community Involvement
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.
NSH is celebrating over 26 years of housing special needs individuals and families in Central Washington. In 2016, 60% of our residents were homeless 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.
Our Zero Tolerance Policy
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.
Our Fair Housing Policy
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.