The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00130

Submission Number:
00130
Commenter:
Eve Bacon
State:
North Carolina
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
to whom it may concern: Sharing a space on Airbnb helps pay our monthly bills, medical expenses, and helps make ends meet. Airbnb has excellent trust, safety,& messaging tools that easily help all hosts get to know the people with whom they choose to share their space. Airbnb is an important option for middle class families in America to earn extra money. In particular, my household incorporates one special needs adult and I am disabled. This is a mutually beneficial situation for us and for our grateful guests. The guests who stay in Airbnb listings generate sustainable, local economic activity that supports the small businesses in communities across the country. They support our restaurants, museums, local shops, sporting events, weddings and furniture market. Sincerely, Airbnb Host, Eve Bacon