The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01543

Submission Number:
01543
Commenter:
Jackie Denning
State:
Texas
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Dear Representative, I am writing to let you know how AirBNB has impacted my life. After my protective order expired against my ex-husband, I was afraid to stay in my home alone. When my friends were not available to stay with me, AirBNB filled the gaps. AirBNB allowed my the time to find a roommate who has stayed with me for over a year. Even when I didn't have anyone staying with me, just the fact that my ex-husband knew there might be someone else here acted as a deterrent. AirBNB helped me through a scary time in my life and for that I will always be grateful. Please preserve the right to homeshare for other people in my position. I've also had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people from all over the world because of AirBNB! I would not be able to count a Swiss economist, a physicist from Sweden, a computer programmer from Australia, and a physician from Maine among my friends if not for AirBNB.