ARCATA, Calif. (KIEM) A plan for housing the homeless in Arcata is getting a 14-million-dollar boost from the state of California. The state home key funding will allow the city of Arcata to acquire the Days Inn Motel on Valley West Boulevard. Its’ 60-units will be converted into permanent housing for the homeless along with on-site services. 11 million of the state funds will go toward purchasing the motel. The rest of the money will go toward initial operating costs.