The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00537

Submission Number:
00537
Commenter:
Linda Love
State:
Tennessee
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Sharing a space on Airbnb has helped me to pay the mortgage, medical bills,and just make ends meet. Last month in April with only a total 4 nights stay it made it possible for me to pay my medical insurance bill. This month have been very slow however I got great reviews, and I gave great reviews. - The way Airbnb's trust and safety and messaging tools that help hosts get to know the people they choose to share their space with is a notch above I could have ever imagine. I was able to chose base on the profiled if that was someone I would be comfortable with sharing my space or not. I lose my husband back in July 2014 and now live along with one source of income and though I would love to take in anyone into my space I know that is no a responsible thing to do. So Airbnb give me all the information I need in order to make a intelligible decision on who I can allow in my space. I can have multiple conversations and if I decide it is not a good fit I have the ability to cancel the reservation. - Airbnb is an important option for middle class families in America to earn extra money as well as save money, because they aloud the entrepreneurial spirit to be creative. It motivates homeowner to do repairs on there homes. And it create wealth, allowing the communities to grow. I wish I could have someone at lest 20 days a month that would aloud me to live stress free when it comes to how I will be able to meet my financial needs. - The guests who stay in Airbnb listings generate sustainable, local economic activity that supports the small businesses in communities across the country. Small businesses is what make America who we are. Our guest are going to travel. They want it to be affordable, and I believe they want it to be an experience. Airbnb aloud our guest that opportunity.