by Calculated Risk on 4/18/2022 04:00:00 PM
Note: This is as of March 31st.
Monitoring Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 13 basis
points from 1.18% of servicers’ portfolio volume in the prior month to 1.05% as of March 31, 2022.
According to MBA’s estimate, 525,000 homeowners are in forbearance plans.
The share of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans in forbearance decreased 7 basis points to 0.49%.
Ginnie Mae loans in forbearance decreased 12 basis points to 1.38%, and the forbearance share for
portfolio loans and private-label securities (PLS) declined 28 basis points to 2.44%.
“March was another month of lower forbearance rates, and a higher share of overall loans and
forbearance-related workout loans that are current,” said Marina Walsh, CMB, MBA’s Vice President of
Industry Analysis. “The share of loans in forbearance continues to dwindle and is just 5 basis points shy
of hitting 1 percent – or 500,000 homeowners – after peaking at 4.3 million borrowers in June 2020. It
has been a remarkable recovery for many homeowners in less than two years.”
This graph shows the percent of portfolio in forbearance by investor type over time.
The share of forbearance plans is decreasing, and, at the end of March, there were about 525,000 homeowners in forbearance plans.