Afe Babalola University is designed to be fully residential for both staff and students. The staff housing scheme is being developed in phases. The first phase contains 72 ultra-modern three-bed-room apartments. Presently, the University is accommodating its entire staff in the staff quarters, except those who by reason of proximity of their personal residence to the University chose not to live on campus.
Another junior staff quarters is under construction and is expected to be completed before the second quarter of 2011. Construction work on this has already reached an advanced stage. There are also immediate plans for the development of bungalows and duplexes for professors and senior staff of the University.
The University also has a housing loan scheme where loans are made available under certain guidelines to staff who desire to build their own houses. The Housing Scheme is managed by the University Estate Management Committee headed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor M.O. Ajisafe.