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Zakath money can be spent for rent

Q:

Assalamalikum wa rahmath ullahi wa barakathu
Sheikh
I want to know can my younger brother who is jobless can pay rent from my given zakath money and for personal needs .
As out parent stay with us.please clarify my doubts.
Jazakallah khair

A:

Wa alaykum salam

He can if he is very needy.

For further information,refer to:
https://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2279/

Regards
Sukaina Taqawi.