Daniel Werwath

As an independent consultant since 2006, Daniel Werwath has completed market analyses, program assessments, strategic planning and fundraising activities for various nonprofit organizations and local governments, principally in New Mexico. Working with other associates, he completed comprehensive housing studies and plans for Taos, Las Vegas, Belen, and Lea County, New Mexico, as well as Durango, Colorado and Bozeman, Montana. Since 2010, Daniel has served as a national technical assistance consultant for HUD grantees through Enterprise Community Partners, specializing in the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Community Development Block Grant Program, and the HOME Investment Partnership Program.

Daniel has eight years experience with program development and funding of youth services organizations with an emphasis on economic development. Daniel designed, funded, and managed an innovative energy efficiency retrofit program that put high-risk unemployed young men and women to work during the peak of the economic downturn. Daniel is also a founder of MIX Santa Fe, an innovative talent retention and economic development program highlighted on CNN in 2011.


Prior to starting his own practice, Daniel served as a fund raiser, housing counselor, and special projects manager for the Santa Fe Housing Trust - an organization that has helped over 2000 low-income families to become homeowners and built over 600 affordable homes. As part of his duties, he counseled and educated over 300 prospective homebuyers. He designed a workforce housing deferred payment second mortgage program for home purchases and wrote proposals that resulted in new capital raised for this loan product as well as housing development activities. Daniel also built and maintained many of the Housing Trust's partnerships with homebuilders and lenders - as sources of homes and mortgage financing for his clients. Through his work at the Housing Trust, Daniel served as a liaison and advisor on municipal inclusionary zoning programs and affordable housing funding programs for both the City of Santa Fe and Santa Fe County.

To date, Daniel has written over $2.5 million in successful applications for grants from federal, state, local and private sources.