Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers signed a proclamation on July 8th 2015, in recognition of the city's heroes. The proclamation came in response to the national program, Homes for Heroes (HFH) coming to the city, which offers savings for local heroes who want to buy, sell, or refinance a home.
The program started after the nation experienced the harrowing effects of 9/11. Among the cement rubble where once stood the Twin Towers, heroes emerged, men and women who sworn to serve their city everyday.
As the media captured these selfless acts, a family of realtors in Minneapolis desired to thank the heroes of their community in a special way. Their idea proposed to give back to heroes a 25% discount on realtor commission fees and a $500 reduction for lending companies. Furthermore, the plan called for title companies to discount closing fees by $100 and inspectors deduct their inspection fees by various percentages.