We asked followers of the @itvnews Twitter account how they might be affected by cuts in benefits to those deemed to have spare bedrooms in their properties.
Tashii from Norfolk said she could understand why the government might want to make such savings but that it was "not fair" for people who did not choose where they lived:
@itvnews I've been told I will have to pay council tax also so somehow have to magic £80+ a month! I was PUT in this house WITHOUT CHOICE!
@itvnews I can see what's they're doing it but its not fair for people like me who had no choice in where they lived (cause I was homeless)
Heather Simpson said she would have to find an extra £100 a month and that she also had not chosen the property she lives in.
She said she was considering a 'rent strike' in protest at the proposals:
@itvnews i have find a extra £100 a month im disabled put in my house only adapted place without no choice might go on rent strike
A disabled woman and her partner have written to a minister urging a rethink on plans to cut benefits for tenants deemed to have spare rooms
The benefit cut for social housing tenants will put 'unbearable' pressure on families with a disabled child.
Bedrooms in some foster homes will be classified as vacant, but the government insists funding for foster carers will be protected.