The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00829

Submission Number:
00829
Commenter:
Alma Marks
State:
Texas
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I am s single woman 67 years of age retired living on SS and a very discounted pension. It's very challenging to live in this wonderful country on $1600.00 a month. Renting a room into home thru Airbnb not only helps supplement my modest income, it stimulates the tourist economy of San Antonio, is s great value for a lot of middle class Americans, and Airbnb does a superb job implementing trust, safety, and messaging tools for hosts and guests to get to know each other some before sharing space. Airbnb is an outstanding organization that supports small businesses across the country benefitting all involved.