Emmeline Harrigan was an assistant city planner in Milford before she lost her job due to budget cuts. Although many Milford citizens fought to keep her in office, politics and money won and Harrigan was out of a job. The good news for Harrigan is that she found a new job very quickly working with the Shore Up CT program, run by the Housing Development Fund (HDF) in Bridgeport.
Shore Up CT is a new state of Connecticut funded low-interest loan program that provides financing for property owners in coastal municipalities located in Flood Zones VE or AE to finance or refinance property elevations. Also, according to ShoreUpCT.org, finances can go to equipment used for protecting homes from strong wind.