Good news to the poor

Here is how Jesus characterized his own ministry in Luke 4: 17-21:

And the book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. And He opened the book and found the place where it was written, 
    "THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME,
         BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR.
         HE HAS SENT ME TO PROCLAIM RELEASE TO THE CAPTIVES,
         AND RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND,
         TO SET FREE THOSE WHO ARE OPPRESSED, 
    TO PROCLAIM THE FAVORABLE YEAR OF THE LORD."

 And He closed the book, gave it back to the attendant and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him.

 And He began to say to them, "Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing."

When we lived and worked in the East End of London in the UK, at that stage a very socially deprived and poor area, historically one of the problems the churches there faced was that when people became Christians, in general, their physical/financial situation improved to the point that they could move out of the area.  That is to say, the impact of the Gospel was not just spiritual, it affected other aspects of life too.

What did Jesus mean by good news to the poor?  What would Jesus say to this beggar?

Beggar