The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01412

Submission Number:
01412
Commenter:
Karen DeGrasse
State:
Illinois
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I have been a host with Air BnB for four years. I chose to work with air B&B to raise money for my daughters high school tuition. I had recently become a single Parent with difficulty making ends meet. Air BnB provided an additional financial resource. Air BnB provides security checks and in addition I conduct background checks through criminalwatchdog.com. Each year I report my income and pay taxes. We have met some wonderful people through Air BnB from all over the world. I have collected comments from my guest that reflect their experience with air B&B and staying in my home. I also provided tourist brochures of what's available in my town. I believe Air BnB is a legitimate option for helping families make ends meet. Grateful, Karen DeGrasse