The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01222

Submission Number:
01222
Commenter:
Roberta Ross
State:
Hawaii
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Aloha! I am an AirBnB host and I am writing to express my gratitude and appreciation for the home sharing opportunity. I recently became a homeowner on the island of Kauai in the Princeville area. It is one of the most expensive places to live in the US. Being a single mother and sole provider of three girls it has been an ongoing struggle to get ahead financially despite having a generous income. The home sharing has given me the additional income required to enroll my twin 12 year old girls into private school next year. If it weren't for the additional income there is no way I would have afforded this educational opportunity for my girls. The experience hosting has been great as well. We have had guests from all over the world. They have also expressed that without the reasonable rates provided via home shares they would not be able to visit places like Hawaii. It is a win win for all and is a boost in our economy. Thank you, Roberta Ross Princeville, HI [REDACTED]