A housing association in Liverpool says it could take up to seven years to find new homes for people unable to pay a new government tax on spare bedrooms.
The under-occupation measure comes into force in April and will see social housing tenants have their housing benefit cut by 14% for one room, and 25% for two.
Those who cannot afford the shortfall will be asked to downsize in order to reduce the number of people on housing waiting lists.
Angela Forshaw, Director of Liverpool Mutual Homes, says that process could be long and complex.
More top news
A school has defended its decision to stop a pupil taking part in World Book Day while wearing a Fifty Shades costume.
Cloudier in the north and west, brighter in the south and east. Mild and dry for most areas. Winds picking up.
A convicted child rapist was allowed to land a job delivering post to schools and businesses due to an admin blunder.