Poverty in Your Area Statistics on rates of poverty in an area can tell us a great deal about the context in which people live. As you consider the region where you live, think about the rate of poverty, wealth disparities between the richest and poorest citizens, and opportunities for social mobility available to citizens. For this Discussion, locate information regarding poverty statistics in your city, town, or state. Determine efforts that are currently in place to address poverty in your area. Post a description of efforts currently in place to address poverty in the area where you live. Suggest two strategies for enhancing the current antipoverty efforts in your community and explain the rationale behind your suggestions.