America Michael Partners With Giveback Homes To Help Build A Home For the Ortiz Family


America Michael, Realtor® with Keller Williams Beach Cities is bringing her network of friends, family, and clients together to help build a home for a local family in need. 

America has participated in a previous Los Angeles Build Day with Keller Williams, multiple fundraising events, and traveled to Nicaragua to build a home for a family in need. 



As a Member of Giveback Homes for over two years, the premier social good real estate platform, and in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, her team will be working together on October 28 to help build a home for the Ortiz family, future Henderson Ave homeowners in Long Beach, California.  

“Last year, I traveled to Nicaragua to build a home for a family in need of a safe home,” said America, explaining her work with the organization. “Now, I’m also proud to be able to help make the dream of homeownership a reality for the Ortiz family and invite my clients to be part of the experience as well.”


On October 28, America and her team will be working to provide a home for The Ortiz family. Carlos and Tiffany have three children and are currently living in a small two-bedroom annex behind their landlord’s home. Their three children share a bunk bed in one of the small bedrooms. After struggling to make ends meet for several years during the recession, both Carlos and Tiffany are thriving in their careers. Carlos works as a will call clerk in auto imports and Tiffany has climbed the ranks at a local credit union to become a loan processor. They look forward to working alongside volunteers to build their future home.


“It’s comforting to know in a world that at times seems to be going from bad to worse, that there are people actively working to help and bless perfect strangers,” says Carlos Ortiz. “As parents, our greatest goal is to ensure that our children grow and thrive in a happy, safe and comfortable environment. While we’ve worked hard to meet their basic needs, our dream has always been to provide them with a home and everything we wished we had growing up.

The family is very involved with their church. Carlos plays the keyboard for services on Sunday, Tiffany is a Deacon and the children sing in the choir. All three children are avid readers and their favorite family outing is to the local library.



"We’re grateful for America’s passion for giving,” said Blake Andrews, Founder of Giveback Homes. “she continues to be an excellent example for the real estate community and we’re excited to see her lead her business in such a meaningful way.”


To connect with: America Michael

REALTOR® CalBRE #01902672

Keller Williams Beach Cities

Direct: 310-363-9871



To join the Giveback Homes movement go to To donate and help build a home for a family in need, please click here. 100% of your contribution will go directly towards building homes #forsocialgood and is 100% tax-deductible.