The committee found the policy "affects proportionally more housing benefit
claimants in Wales than elsewhere in Great Britain".
Properties that tend to attract housing benefit
tenants often provide a higher yield and therefore an enhanced possibility that the rent will be greater than the mortgage repayment.
Clr Cathy Scott, Kirklees Cabinet member for housing, said: "In view of significant legislation changes which will shortly affect the payment of housing benefit
, the time is right for us to look again at our approach to making social housing available to residents.
Welfare Minister Lord Freud said: "It's absolutely vital that we take urgent steps to manage housing benefit
expenditure, which has been spiralling out of control for more than a decade.
To pay for that, however, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith brought forward a reduction in housing benefit
rates for new claimants by six months.
Federation chief executive David Orr told the Sunday Mirror: "Cutting housing benefit
could have a catastrophic impact on the lives of thousands of people who, despite their best efforts, have failed to find work after 12 months.
The Government is currently consulting local authorities on giving them powers to withhold payments of housing benefit
from individual tenants where they believe it would be an effective way of tackling cases of antisocial behaviour.
Campaigners Defend Council Housing joined the growing call for a cap on the amount of housing benefit
private landlords are allowed.
Without the safety net that housing benefit
provides many vulnerable young people will lose their homes.
With over 250,000 people in Wales currently receiving some form of housing benefit
support, Welsh councils have long argued the UK Government's reform of the housing benefit
system will have a disproportionate impact in Wales, while also affecting some of Wales' most vulnerable communities.
My sister's husband get's a pension off the council of PS249 a month, because of it she lost her housing benefit
and a number of other benefits.
CROSS-PARTY GROUP WARNS ON EFFECT OF 'BEDROOM TAX' CONTROVERSIAL changes to housing benefit
could result in a rise in evictions and cost the UK Government more than it already spends, a cross-party report will warn today.