Synopsis: Documents how a young social worker aroused interest of citizens, government officials, and local newspaper in housing conditions in a Baltimore slum neighborhood. Describes how municipal agencies and citizens groups cooperated to create minimal housing standards and Housing Court to enforce standards.
Shows how officials and citizens attacked problem in various Baltimore slums. Scenes showing people, children, and dilapidated housing in an urban poor area of an American city in 1953. Slum landlord appearing in court. Shows work being done to bring a slum housing project back up to decent living standards and the appearance of the neighborhood after such work had been completed.