The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00336

Submission Number:
00336
Commenter:
paula jones
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I lost my teaching job in March and live in an apt. for 1,400. I have posted my place on Airbob to make some extra cash when I got out of town to visit relatives. When I first moved back to this city after teaching abroad, I was able to get an airbob place without having to pay a deposit, I didn't even have a job yet or a credit reference. This provided me with a viable option during that time of transition. In our current economy, housing is an difficult and competitive. Being able to rent a short term place or rent your own place out has been a helpful resource for me. I am not getting rich on it, it is not my part time job, but I think it is my right to do so. Paula Jones