Portland city Commissioner Chloe Eudaly got a heap of praise — and some criticism — for her Oct. 16 announcement that the city will relax enforcement of its ban on living in tiny houses and RVs on private property.

But the commissioner views RVs only as temporary lodgings during the housing emergency, says her Chief of Staff Marshall Runkel, and tiny houses as a modest solution to the city's affordability crisis. Where she sees the most potential to address the crisis, Runkel says, is accessory dwelling units, particularly a pending proposal to allow two ADUs on many lots.