420 16th St. NW
Waverly, IA - 50677
Rally Point Cedar Valley Veterans was first envisioned several years ago when members of the local Veterans Affairs office noticed an inordinate number of veterans without the tools necessary to find safe, sustainable housing. Little was acted upon at the time since funding for such a project would be fraught with barriers raised by government officials.
However, in November, 2014, Waverly Homes offered us use to one of their newly purchased properties at NO COST!
The only expenses would be the day to day operations of such a vision and the Veterans Affairs staff immediately began garnering support for the project through our elected officials and the residents who elected them. After nearly ten months, the county denied the project and the Veterans Affairs staff, along with community organizers, scrambled to make the project a reality, through a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) entity. Within a month, Articles of Incorporation were submitted and the required documentation through the Internal Revenue Service were completed. Alas, Rally Point Cedar Valley Veterans and its homeless and transitional shelter, LZ Phoenix, were born. In mid-September, the shelter opened its doors and our first residents began to move in!!!
At present, the shelter is funded by private donations and organizations are requested to sponsor their active duty service member or veteran by making a $10 donation, per day, for the families housed. Whether there are five members of the family or one, the $10 donation will cover the costs associated with their stay.
Applicants must be active duty service members or veterans who have received a discharge other than dishonorable.
All applicants are approved on a case-by-case basis.
Due to the proximity of schools, applicants may NOT be registered on ANY sex offender list.
The active duty service member or veteran must be the primary applicant, not a family member.
Applicants and their party must agree to abide by all guidelines, fully participate in all program activities, and refrain from any inappropriate activity
Applicants and their party must be coherent and detoxified with at least seventy-two hours since their last use of alcohol or drugs
Applicants and their party must be mentally and physically able to exercise proper personal hygiene and self-care, perform task assignments, and participate in all program functions within a non-medical, non-psychiatric facility.
Applicants and their party must be employed full-time or have an equivalent combination of job search, educational development, and/or volunteer hours within the community
Application & Supporting Documentation
The following application needs to be completed by either the veteran, agency or via phone with Rally Point CVV. Our application form provides a more complete picture of the service member, veteran and/or his or her family and it can more quickly be completed via phone with Rally Point CVV staff.
The following items must be included in the application and can be emailed via our SECURE UPLOAD PAGE:
Valid Picture Identification (Driverâ€™s License, Student ID, State-Issued ID Card, etc.)
Social Security Card (We may require Social Security Cards on each member of the household)
Income Verification for all Household Members (Not just those related to you)
Reporting of Assets for all Household Members (Not just those related to you)
Bank & Investment Statements for all Household Members (Last three months)