The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00813

Submission Number:
00813
Commenter:
Jennifer Fais
State:
New York
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
AirBNB is just the tool I needed to bring in extra income once I retired on my pension. To make this extra income, I needed to spruce my house up from top to bottom so that it is a showcase that people would enjoy staying at. This improved my house for the whole neighborhood. The guests have been wonderful bringing their added income into our downtown shops, restaurants and museums. What will I use my added income for? To put on a new roof, install weatherproof windows and generally improve my little house for future generations. I pay my State sales tax and will pay the room tax when it is levied by my county. I cater to families and people with pets, two groups that find it hard to find a place to stay. It is truly a win-win situation. Please support this cottage industry that allows people to keep their single-family homes. Thank you.