I considered skipping this theme entirely. As easy as it is to take a picture of an abandoned house or building, poverty, to me, is about the people affected by it. I wasn't sure I wanted to set out to take a picture of a person in poverty -- something just seemed wrong about that to me.
Anyway, I came across this image yesterday evening here in Anderson, and thought it would work for this. Again, just a building, not fully representative of 'poverty,' but here you go: