CA Gov't Code Section 31602

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the board of retirement, or, in counties that have established a board of investments, the board of investments, may establish a program utilizing the retirement fund to assist system members and annuitants, through financing, to obtain homes in this state. The board shall adopt regulations governing the program which shall, among other things, provide:


That home loans be made available to currently employed members and annuitants for the purchase of single-family dwellings, two-family dwellings, three-family dwellings, four-family dwellings, single-family cooperative apartments, and single-family condominiums.


That private lending institutions in this state shall originate and service its home loans pursuant to agreements entered into between those institutions and the board.


That the recipients of the loans occupy the homes as their permanent residences in accordance with the rules and regulations established by the board.


That its home loans shall be available only for the purchase or refinancing of homes in this state and that under no condition shall a member or annuitant have more than one outstanding loan.


That the amount and length of the loans shall be pursuant to a schedule periodically established by the board which shall provide a loan to value ratio of: (1) for the first loan, except for three-family dwellings and four-family dwellings, a maximum of 95 percent of the first loan; (2) for the first loan on three-family dwellings and four-family dwellings, a maximum of 90 percent of the first loan; and (3) for each additional loan, a maximum of 80 percent of each additional loan. The portion of any loan exceeding 80 percent of value shall be insured by an admitted mortgage guaranty insurer conforming to Chapter 2A (commencing with Section 12640.01) of Part 6 of Division 2 of the Insurance Code in an amount so that the unguaranteed portion of the loan does not exceed 75 percent of the market value of the property together with improvements thereon.


That there may be prepayment penalties assessed on its loan in accordance with the rules and regulations established by the board.


That the criteria and terms for its loans shall provide the greatest benefit to members and annuitants consistent with the financial integrity of the program and the sound investment of the retirement fund.


Any other terms and conditions as the board shall deem appropriate.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 31602’s source at ca​.gov