The Public Accounts Committee said the Department for Work and Pensions had a "wait-and-see" approach when it came to the fallout of housing benefit reform.
Even small reductions in housing benefit can have a severe impact on the finances of the poorest people.
At the time of our hearing, far too many of those who stand to be directly affected were worryingly unaware of the reforms and what they will mean for their finances.
Experience from the past suggests that stopping direct payments to social landlords will simply lead to an increase in arrears and evictions.
More top news
The musical 'La La Land' has earned the most Academy Award nominations with 14 bids.
Oscars 2017: Watch the Academy Awards nominations live
Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason is making "excellent progress" after suffering a fractured skull at Chelsea.