ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A tiny house intended for the homeless remains empty in St. Cloud.

A zoning board of appeals has denied a request by St. John's Episcopal Church to allow the house to be used as a residential structure.

The 132-square-foot house is on the church grounds. The St. Cloud Coalition of Homeless Men had hoped to place a resident there when the house was donated to the group in May. But the reports say the resident is still sleeping on a friend's couch.

Last month, the St. Cloud Zoning Board of Appeals denied a request to amend the church's conditional use permit to allow the house to be used as a residential structure there.

Coalition president Tina Lamberts says the group doesn't know "what the next option is."