Great news from the South Carolina Housing! The 2014 Palmetto Heroes Program has been announced. This is a program that offers down payment assistance to the local heroes in South Carolina. Professions include firefighters, law enforcement, correctional officers, teachers, nurses and certified nursing aides, veterans, and EMS personnel. The program offers up to $7,000 in down payment assistance, a 4% interest rate, and a South Carolina Mortgage Credit Certificate. If you would like more information on qualifying lenders in the Charleston area feel free to contact Realtor Brad Weaver (843)568-6427, or check out the website to see if you qualify for this or other SC Housing programs.