Urban cities throughout the United States drastically changed for the better during the Progressive Era due to the creation of settlement houses, government legislature, and sanitation reform.
Settlement Houses “spread rapidly throughout the United States” (Frost-Knappman). They helped provide houses for people who couldn't afford them and it also helped create jobs for people who needed it.
To clean the streets sanitation organizations created “huge Recycling systems,” and “Garbage holes,” (Civil Engineering).
Welfare was created to “help the disadvantaged” with their financial situation (Newman).