Nisha Vyas is a senior housing attorney at Western Center.
Prior to joining Western Center in March of 2020, Nisha was the Directing Attorney of Public Counsel’s Homelessness Prevention Law Project, where she provided counsel to community-based organizations — including legal advice and capacity building support to nonprofit affordable and supportive housing providers, and affirmatively enforced laws to ensure an adequate supply of affordable housing and protections against displacement.
With a background in community law and fair housing, Nisha’s advocacy is rooted in the belief that all persons should have access to safe, decent and affordable housing of their choice. Nisha started her career as a staff attorney, and later, deputy litigation director, with Southern California Housing Rights Center. There, Nisha represented tenants and homeowners in challenging discriminatory practices on the basis of race, national origin, familial status, sexual orientation, disability, and other protected characteristics in federal and state courts.
Nisha sits on the boards of the UCLA Law Alumni Association and Hollywood Community Housing Corporation, and is a past-President of the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California Public Interest Foundation. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley and UCLA School of Law, where she completed the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy.Back to Our Staff