The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01368

Submission Number:
01368
Commenter:
Elizabeth Luna
State:
Texas
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
AirBnB and hosting guests in our garage apartment is presently helping me stay out of foreclosure. I was recently laid off from work just months after purchasing our new home. Renting out our garage apartment has enabled me to continue to cover my mortgage paument so that we do not lose our home and my two small babies can still have a roof over their head and a safe place to play. The guests we have hosted have all been very respectful, friendly and have taken care of our place. When I was researching which companies to align with, AirBnB's protection policy gave me peace of mind knowing I would be protected should any damage occur. Fortunately, we have NOT had any problems and the rental income keeps us out of foreclosure. I respectfully request you continue to support AirBnB as it is a benefit for anyone who has unused space. Sincerely, Elizabeth Luna, MBA