Poverty Lane is an actual place as well as a state of mind. To prove it, see the street name sign on the corner. You can see one home behind the sign. To the people living there it might just be a state of mind. Now look at the picture of the home on the left corner. That shows both a state of mind and a place.
In my way of thinking, being poor and living in poverty are two different things. You don't have to be ashamed of being poor; many honest hardworking people are. Living in poverty means you have lost all self respect and respect for your home. Living in poverty means you are too lazy and ignorant to even pick up the trash on the outside of your home; God knows what the inside may look like. Being poor may mean you can't afford indoor plumbing; living in poverty means having a bathtub in your front yard.
Why would anyone want to be seen living in poverty or on Poverty Lane?