WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 15, 2019) – California State Teachers’ Retirement System announced that trustee Sharon Hendricks was elected to the PRI Association Board. As an independent organization, PRI encourages investors to use responsible investment to enhance returns and better manage risks.
The California State Teachers’ Retirement System Home Loan Program was originally created as a result of legislation in 1984. It was designed to add member value by providing CalSTRS members with access to homeownership in California via a market rate mortgage loan, while concurrently meeting the investment goals of the system by generating a mortgage asset.
The HLP started with conventional 15 and 30 year fixed-rate products but evolved over the years in response to the needs of our members. This evolution resulted in the development of low down payment products such as the 95/5 and 80/17 programs that support the practical homeownership ambitions of our members. In the fall of 2011, new mortgage originations were suspended due to the strategic decision by the program’s master servicing agent and program administrator to exit the correspondent lending business nationwide.
At the September 10, 2013 Investment Committee meeting, the Chief Investment Officer announced the indefinite suspension of origination activities related to resuming mortgage originations due to current market conditions. The announcement of the suspension has been posted on the CalSTRS website under the Home Loan Program section and printed in the latest member newsletter.
The following graph compares the Home Loan Program portfolio’s monthly delinquency rate with state and national data made publicly available by Lender Processing Services, a leading provider of loan performance analytics.
The table below provides the latest update on the CalSTRS owned second mortgages generated through the previously offered 80/17 and 95/5 programs over the last several years. This table was first presented in the HLP’s mid-year report for 2011.
The information included is grouped by vintage year using data available through October 31, 2013. Payments on these “deferred seconds” are not required during the first five years after origination. (The associated first liens are fully amortized and represent 80 percent of the total amount funded for 80/17 mortgages, 95 percent for 95/5 mortgages.)
CalSTRS participates in the federal government’s Making Homes Affordable programs which are designed to help struggling homeowners prevent avoidable foreclosures. Freddie Mac serves as the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s compliance agent for MHA and Fannie Mae is the programs’ administrator. In this section, we touch upon the two most significant pieces of MHA, both of which are scheduled to expire at the end of 2015.
As of the end of 2013, we have suspended new origination activity indefinitely. We continue to focus our efforts on managing the existing Home Loan Program mortgage portfolio and other investment assignments.
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