The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01115

Submission Number:
01115
Commenter:
Glah
State:
Pennsylvania
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I am recently retired. I was a stay at home mom for many years and worked for few so my SSI is not that much. Sharing a space on Airbnb has helped pay the mortgage, medical insurance, and bills. Airbnb's trust and safety and messaging tools help me as a host get to know the people I choose to share my space with. Airbnb is an important option for middle class families in America to earn extra money. The guests who stay at my home through Airbnb listings generate sustainable, local economic activity that supports the small businesses in my community.