The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00820

Submission Number:
00820
Commenter:
Glenda Bell
State:
Texas
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Airbnb has been a fantastic opportunity for interns looking for affordable short-term housing. What did these interns do for 6 to 8 weeks while doing their internship before airbnb existed? We have been hosts to several interns, a traveling nurse and a government employee with a 3 week contract to work in our area from another state. Airbnb is a great opportunity for these types of careers as well. We are close to a hospital district, a government agency, and numerous engineering firms. Not only are we helping with short term affordable housing needs, they are in turn helping us make mortgage payments and we are able to travel without financial hardships.