The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00554

Submission Number:
00554
Commenter:
Martha Spagnuolo
State:
Colorado
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Dear Sir or Madam: This note is to let you know how much we appreciate AirBnB and to also let you know it has helped us make ends meet during a difficult time in our lives. My husband has been out of work for 1.5 years and AirBnB has allowed us to homeshare which helps may the mortgage, HOA and other bills allowing us to keep our home. Additionally, Airbnb's trust and safety and messaging tools allow us as hosts get to know the people they choose to share their space with before we commit to their visit. I feel it is verk important for you to know that Airbnb is an important option for middle class families in America to earn extra money. Lastly, Airbnb listings generate sustainable, local economic activity that supports the small businesses in communities across the country. Thank you for your time.