The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00154

Submission Number:
00154
Commenter:
William Hudson
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
My partner and I have been airbnb hosts for about four years. I work at a local university and my salary is such that on it alone I cannot make ends meet. The income I earn with airbnb literally prevents me from having to move or try to get a higher paying job, both of which would have been difficult or impossible. With the airbnb income I am able to pay all my bills and put a little away into savings.