The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00544

Submission Number:
00544
Commenter:
Alice Mar
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
In 2009, I was diagnosed with [REDACTED]. I had been laid off from my job in mid 2013 and unfortunately the pains I describe above got more intense, and fortunately able to collect unemployment. That lasted for 6 months only due to government cuts. We are a middle-class family and we were faced with a financial crisis since I was no longer receiving the unemployment benefits. I have applied for many jobs, but nothing had come through of me. Since we joined on with Airbnb we have been able to use our apartment for visitors to use temporarily and get paid for it! It has been a god send that NOW was are able to make ends meet, afford our mortgage and we are very grateful for Airbnb. Airbnb is very reliable, good listening and acting customer service, and a wonderful sharing community. Having visitors come into my home and our City allows some sustainably and goodness in our City.