This study examined the nexus between a multi-factor human poverty index and the ur-ban factors. Several communities related issues to poverty were investigated in comparison to the characteristics of urban context such as construction type, the height of buildings, and ac-cess to basic services. Social and urban surveys were used in this study. This research high-lighted several problems such as lack of commercial and industrial activities among the case studies.
Keywords: Human poverty index, Rural communities in Egypt, Al-Sharkia Province, Urban Characteristics, Urban Fabric, socio-economic characteristics.