Sell all your possessions NOW and give the proceeds to the "poor". The poor were not people of one's own choice; 'the poor' was a code-name for the commune one wished to join.
Remember the wise steward in Luke 16? He hadn't managed the LORD's affairs too well and was in danger of being fired. So he contacted the debtors individually and made deals with them on their debts. Maybe it was for the purpose of collecting owed money immediately (it doesn't say that but it might have been implied) ...... or ...... to make one's self ingratiated with those same people so that they would "owe" you and give out handouts to you later.
The idea was to give up EVERYTHING ...... sell everything ....... and join the commune and then be content with what you received for "wages". Of course, if you had more talents (skills) than the next fellow ...... more would be required of you but not necessarily remunerated money-wise because ........ the LORD was going to be the ultimate authority on that. The ones joining last would get just as much as the ones joining early. (Luke 20:9->)
Very few Americans would agree to join and become part of such a system but that's what Jesus demanded.
It HAS been tried quite a few times but such groups are considered to be cults. In Russia, it was called Communism.