The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I am a college student from a single parent households in the mountains of NC. I am also an undergraduate student at Georgetown University, a private DC university. While Georgetown has been very generous to me financially DC is an expensive city to say the least and the revenue that my family gets from our airbnb property helps pay for my education, food and housing in DC. Without airbnb I would have an even harder time paying for college than i already do. I work at least 2 jobs a semester and in the summers and pick up more work on the side as well, so at the end of the day the opportunity that my mother and I have in using our basement as a bnb room for people buys me my books for a semester. That is irreplaceable income for our home.