The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00136

Submission Number:
00136
Commenter:
Beth Darnell
State:
North Carolina
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
My family is planning a move this summer. Because of the timing of our finances we needed to purchase a home several months prior to our actual relocation to that home. Renting it out through Air B & B allowed us to keep out of debt when having both mortgages to pay during the transition. With out this option we would have had to struggle to make it happen, maybe not being able to move at all. Because the whole country benefits from homeownership, stable communities and families I feel like having the option of sharing our home with Air B & B guests made it possible and everyone gains form the opportunity.