The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00812

Submission Number:
00812
Commenter:
Brad Curran
State:
Washington
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Regarding apartment and home sharing platforms such as Airbnb: As a condo owner in Seattle I've been able to share my home with trusted travelers and subsequently earn enough extra income to create a modest emergency fund. Without this extra income I would be in a difficult place, for example, when my century old building needs a plumbing update, or God forbid something more disastrous. I'm hugely greatful for the financial stability I receive for sharing my home with travelers that I trust, that are part of a healthy, thriving sharing community.