Here are some of the most read articles from the past week on Community Impact Newspaper’s website.

Rent relief: How to apply for Houston's rental assistance program

Applications opened March 13 for a city of Houston program aimed at assisting about 6,000 lower-income households with paying missed April and May rent.

Property values soar as sales tax drops in Pearland but rises in Friendswood

City officials from Pearland and Friendswood said it is too soon to tell how the coronavirus will affect their budgets as they plan for the next fiscal year.

H-E-B, Magnolia Place construction put on hold in Magnolia

A planned H-E-B in Magnolia has been put on hold indefinitely as the grocery company focuses its resources on handling an increase in demand for curbside pickup and delivery services during the coronavirus pandemic.

UPDATED: Brazoria County portion of Hwy. 288 to be completed in May

The Brazoria County construction on Hwy. 288 will be substantially completed by the end of the month.

DATA: Here are companies with the highest number of Houston-area layoffs so far in 2020

Texas Workforce Commission data shows companies in the restaurant, health care, entertainment and energy industries have had the most layoffs in the Gulf Coast region this year.

Emma Whalen, Haley Morrison, Dylan Sherman, Morgan Slutzky and Jen Para contributed to this report.