The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01151

Submission Number:
01151
Commenter:
Robert Jacob
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Being an AirBNB host provides extra income to meet living costs for middle class families and affords us some "spending money" spend in our community for dining out and entertainment. Most importantly, we would not rent space to strangers without the safety and security system provided by the screening, secured payment system, insurance coverage and security deposit provision offered by AirBNB. Guest payments for rent stay in this area rather then go to a national hotel/motel chain that is not local.