بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Being in trouble is not enough for the eligibility of zakah. If he does not have cash, jewelry, business goods as well as extra goods than his necessities of life equal to nisab and he is not from the Sayyid family and he is not owner of wealth equal to nisab then you may give him your zakah otherwise not.
Allah knows Best!
Darul Uloom Deoband
This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.