A protest has taken place in Carlisle against the demolition of several one bedroom flats in the city.
A group of residents say there are not enough properties of this size for all the people that need them.
They are worried that there's a growing demand for smaller flats because of the Government's so-called bedroom tax, which charges people in public housing who have unused bedrooms.
Andy Burn reports:
Robert Betton is the Independent Party Carlisle and City Councillor for Botcherby.
He says that it is one bedroom flats that are needed most:
A group of Riverside Housing Association tenants from Carlisle are staging a protest against the proposed Bedroom Tax.
Residents on the Botcherby housing estate are angry after 16 single-bedroom flats were demolished, despite 400 people signing a petition to save them.
A national survey says that single room flats are unavailable for 96 percent of those affected.
The protest will be held on Saturday in Carlisle and will be the second in the city as part of a national campaign against benefit cuts.
Around 100 people attended the last Carlisle event earlier this month.
Under the proposals, which are due to be brought in as part of the Government's wider welfare reforms, people with unoccupied bedrooms face having to move to smaller properties or having their benefit payments cut.
The protest will be held at the Old Town Hall from 1pm.
The Chancellor is under pressure to rethink changes to benefits in tomorrow's budget.
Thousands of people have been protesting against the so called 'Bedroom Tax', which is due to come in next month.
The tax will mean that tenants with a spare room will have their housing benefits cut.
Our reporter Kathryn Samson met one man from Annan who fears that he will be made homeless as a result of the new changes.
You can watch her full report below.
Protesters have gathered in Carlisle to show their opposition to the Government's changes to housing benefit.
Demonstrations have been taking place across the country, all timed to start at 1pm.
Opponents of the Government's changes to housing benefit say that there will be up to 57 protests across the UK.
The demonstrations are timed to happen at 1pm today including in the centre of Carlisle and Whitehaven.
The Government has defended its changes to the welfare system saying that the changes will help cut the £23bn annual bill for housing benefit, free up more living space for overcrowded families, and encourage people to get jobs.
But housing charities are warning that the result will be higher levels of rent arrears, and greater homelessness.
The Labour Party has dubbed the changes a "bedroom tax" but the Government insists that it is wrong to call it a tax.
They say it is a cut on a "spare room subsidy".