The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01256

Submission Number:
01256
Commenter:
Laura Hershey
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Greetings, I am a single woman who lost half her income in 2008 with the economic crash. I have still yet to regain the income that a person with my advanced degree education used to believe she would make. I host on AirBnB. I have one bedroom and a bathroom in the house where I live that I rent out. Every weekend I have guests. If I lose that income, I don't know how I will be able to keep my home. My status as a member of the middle class is at stake. Keep short term rentals viable. Thank you for your consideration. Laura Hershey