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Wales needs to see a big increase in the building of smaller homes, according to a cross-party group of MPs.
It follows a warning that more people here are affected by the cut in housing benefits that critics call the 'bedroom tax' than in any other part of the UK.
The Welsh Affairs committee says those affected will find it hard to downsize because of the lack of smaller properties in Wales.
Sandra Charlesworth from Rhondda Cynon Taf says she will lose a quarter of her housing benefit, after her husband died, meaning she now lives alone.
She doesn't want to move somewhere smaller though, as her home is "my life, my heart, this is where my children come to - our life together meant everything, and it all happened in our home, my home is here."
The UK Government says "the taxpayer can no longer afford to cover the costs of spare bedrooms" for social housing tenants, but it has made extra money available to support vulnerable people affected by the spare room subsidy, commonly known as the bedroom tax.
The way the system works is that tenants classed as having one spare bedroom lose 14 per cent of their housing benefit, while those with two or more spare bedrooms lose 25 per cent.
It is targeted at reducing under-occupancy of social housing.
There are 90,000 households on council waiting lists in Wales.
The UK Government points out that claimants can decide whether to pay the difference, or move to smaller accommodation - and councils have discretion over whether disabled children should be allocated their own bedrooms.
The organisation which represents Wales' 22 local authorities, the Welsh Local Government Association, says councils here have long argued that the UK Government's reform of the housing benefit system will have a disproportionate impact in Wales.
The WLGA says:
- There are 250,000 people in Wales currently getting some form of housing benefit
- The under-occupancy penalty, commonly called the 'bedroom tax', came into force in April 2013 and affects approximately 40,000 tenants in Wales
- That is a higher proportion of households than any other region of the UK
Tenants affected by the 'bedroom tax' are falling behind their rent payments because they can't afford the extra costs.
The Community Housing Cymru have helped to make recommendations on the report. They say the Welsh government need to build more houses to deal with the shortage.
A report by MPs on the Welsh Affairs Committee argues that more one and two bedroom housing is needed to re-home people affected by the so-called 'bedroom tax.'
They found that the shortage of one and two bedroom properties means many tenants have been forced to live in temporary accommodation.
The committee of MPs have also expressed concerns on the ways housing benefit is to be given to recipients when the universal credit is introduced next year.
There are 250,000 people in Wales who currently receive housing benefits.