The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 1944

A poor person who does not possess the means to meet his and his family’s expenses for one year can receive zakat even if he owns a house in which he lives, or he possesses a vehicle without which he cannot lead his life or uphold his respect. The same applies to household furniture, utensils, summer and winter clothes, and other things needed by him. And if a poor person does not have such things but needs them, he can purchase them from zakat.