The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00641

Submission Number:
00641
Commenter:
Annya Haughton
State:
Massachusetts
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I was unfortunately laid off from my six figure salary position and although I qualified for unemployment that payments were not enough to pay the monthly bills being that I was a living a lifestyle supported by a over $100,000 per year salary. I bought a 3 bedroom new build house in 2011 and was happy to share it others started so I started hosting with airbnb to help others afford the cost of visiting such an expensive area- Boston. But has now it turned into income to help pay the monthly utility bills and for food. I don't charge as much as most do in the area because I did not want to loose sight of why I started hosting, which was to be affordable to those wanting to see this area.