Spare room changes: 'I won't go quietly'
26 March 2013 Last updated at 23:40 GMT
A woman from Battersea, south-west London, says she would rather turn off her gas supply to save money than move from the three-bedroom home she lives in.
Jacqueline Johnson raised her three children there but only one son remains at home.
That means, under new changes, that she will have her housing benefit cut.
Meanwhile, Abdul Manef and his wife live in a two-bedroom flat in Paddington, west London, with their four children.
BBC London's Tim Donovan reports.