Today, President Obama announced the launch of Opening Doors, which will, ideally, help prevent homelessness by using a San Francisco-based model. Not so simply put, Opening Doors is "a more targeted approach by the federal government in leveraging local and regional strategies to end homelessness and building upon momentum that has been generated in cities such as San Francisco through its Project Homeless Connect program."

In a written statement released by the mayor's office, Newsom responded: